SAG-AFTRA Nevada Local Conservatory Presents Michael D. Cohen "Acting & Auditioning for TV/Film Comedy"

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SAG-AFTRA Nevada Local Conservatory Presents Michael D. Cohen "Acting & Auditioning for TV/Film Comedy"
Start: 09/14/2013 - 8:00pm
End: 09/15/2013 - 12:00am

When: 1-5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14
(Check-in: 12:30 p.m.)

Where: Dream Vision Studios
4544 West Russell Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89118

Do you want to add more television comedy credits to your resume? Instructor Michael D. Cohen applies his unique holistic approach to comedy to help you bring your unique truth, aliveness and add playfulness to your work. Learn specific techniques for analyzing a scene for comedy, nailing the jokes, tone and pacing, and make acting choices that respect the writers yet make you stand out in the casting session.

This is a hands-on workshop in which actors will work at the front of the room. You may bring a comedic monologue, a prepared scene with a partner, or alternatively, scenes will be available for cold reading.

Nevada Conservatory Cost:
SAG-AFTRA Members: $40 a year or $20 per workshop; Others: $80 a year or $20 per workshop

Pay by cash or check only the day of the event. You will need your SAG-AFTRA ID card to join as a member.

Questions: For more details on how to join the Conservatory, please email

RSVP: No RSVP necessary.

About Michael D. Cohen
Michael is a Gemini (Canadian version of the Emmy® Award) and Canadian Comedy Awards Festival nominated actor and acting coach. His credits include Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, Eagleheart, Austin & Ally, My Name is Earl, among many others. He just completed work as the lead on the feature film It Was You Charlie shot in Toronto by award-winning Take This Waltz DP Luc Montepelier. Also, he was just cast in the Jason Reitman produced film Whiplash shooting in late September. His commercial and voice over credits are extensive and include the current Starburst campaign.

As an acting coach, Michael has taught many programs for SAG-AFTRA member education and runs the on-camera scene study program at AFI for the SAG-AFTRA Conservatory. He teaches private acting workshops and coaches actors for auditions around the world. Michael has an M.Ed. in adult education, focusing on transformative education for performers.

This seminar is for informational purposes and does not constitute SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement of any particular product, service, or provider.