Acting for Camera – Method Masterclass
med Sheila Gray

Søknadsfrist   26. feb. Løpende opptak.
Dato 17. apr – 20. apr
Pris 2700 kr
Tid 10:00 - 17:00

Om Workshop

We are more than thrilled to announce that acclaimed acting coach Sheila Gray once again will conduct a masterclass in Scandinavia. This time in Copenhagen, Denmark.

This intensive 4 day METHOD ACTING MASTERCLASS is designed to allow performers of all levels to hone their skills and deepen their technique through a range of exercises that are directly applied to cold readings, structured improvisations, scenes and monologues, and audition material.

Sheila Gray’s approach is modern and Method-based, and it employs sensory work, active imagination, moment-to-moment and given-circumstance exercises.

Sheila Gray is one of the best acting teachers and coaches working today. I always know when I send someone to her that not only will they have a great time, they will come out a better actor.

– Ellen Chenoweth; Casting Director / The Bridges of Madison County, No Country for Old Man, Doubt, Inside Llewyn Davis.


Each day opens with either
a) an active relaxation using music, dance, and creative sound and movement; or
b) a receptive relaxation involving breathing, stretching, verbalization and guided visualization.

Both forms engender a creative, open state and provide actors with a clear roadmap to guide them through the next stage of work: the direct application of their technique to material either they bring in themselves, or that they choose from among scenes we provide.

In addition to these exercises and application, you will participate in script and character analysis, and offer and receive feedback, both from Sheila and your peer.

During the first class, students are assigned partners and scenes/sides-for those wishing to work on text, which will be performed throughout the course of the workshop. They will have the opportunity to perform their scenes/sides several times; incorporating the exercises, new tools and feedback they have received.

Newcomers gain a foundation of good, solid technique and a methodology applicable to any future work. More experienced participants expand their foundation in new and inspiring ways.

Sheila looks forward to embarking on this exciting journey with you and thank you in advance for  your participation, enthusiasm and passionate work.

Sheila is a wonderful acting coach. She worked with all the actors on A Bronx Tale. Sheila is able to prepare and rehearse the actors while keeping the scenes fresh and spontaneous. She was great to have on set.

– Robert De Niro; Actor and director / Raging Bull, Taxi Driver, King of Comedy, Joy, The Intern, Silver Linings Playbook, A Bronx Tale and many more.

Included in this workshop Sheila will also give an overview of how the acting markets function in America-mainly NYC and LA. There are many ways actors can prepare and become familiar with the American market in anticipation of visiting, and we will touch on all of those.

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Since 1990 Sheila Gray has run an independent acting studio based in New York and Los Angeles.

In NY she teaches weekly group classes and intensive workshops. In LA she teaches Intensive Acting workshops 4-5 times a year. Sheila also teaches in Berlin twice a year. She also teaches occasionally in London, Madrid, Mexico and South America as well.

Sheila coaches clients privately for theatre, film, television and a wide range of special projects. Her clients range from actors, singers, dancers, models and comedians to rappers, public figures and on-air personalities. Though she works with many well-established actors, for example: Rachel McAdams, Kyra Sedgwick, Alicia Silverstone Lupita Luongo, Riz Ahmed, Taylor Kitsch, Mariska Hargitay, Jason O’Mara, Julianne Nicholson, John Slattery, William Mosely, Max Beesley, Lily-Rose Depp, Ana Giradot, Thea Sofie Loch Naess, Gina Gershon, Michael Gandolfini, Lilli Simmons and Gabriele Scharnitzky to name a few.  Sheila is renowned for her ability to develop less experienced performers by giving them a strong and enduring foundation and technique.  She has also helped established personalities with little or no experience as actors to make a successful career transition into acting.

Sheila worked as an actress for 15 years in NY, LA and abroad. She began teaching for Sandra Seacat in 1992 and by 1993 had found her true calling.  Developing her own hybrid approach fusing method techniques, improvisation and dream work with original exercises and material, she turned to teaching full time.

That same year acclaimed casting director Ellen Chenowith hired Sheila to be the pre-production and on-set coach for Robert De Niro’s directorial debut “A Bronx Tale” Sheila has had the good fortune to work on many sets for various theatre, film and television productions, including: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (Dir.Zach Snyder) “Spiderman” (Dir.Julie Taymor) “Michael Clayton” (Tony Gilroy)“20th Century Women” (Dir.Mike Mills) “Narnia: Prince Caspian” (Dir. Andrew Andersen, Disney Productions) “The Naked Brother’s Band”(Dir./producer Polly Draper, a Nickelodeon series) “The Transporter” (a Luc Besson Production) to name a few.

Sheila’s clients have starred in a number of major television shows as well including: “The Duece” “The Boys” “Thirteen Reasons Why” “Americans” “The Affair” “The Walking Dead” The Leftovers” “Nashville” “Divorce” “CSI” “ER” “The Sopranos” “SVU” “Mad Men” “The Closer” “The Royals” “Gray’s Anatomy” “Ozark” “The OA” “True Detective”

Sheila’s clients also include individuals seeking to explore their own creative instruments and deepen and refine their capacity to express themselves imaginatively and emotionally.  She uses various forms of relaxation, dream work, imaginative, interactive and written exercises, and improvisation. This work can take place in creative group workshops and/or in private sessions as need and preference dictate.

Her varied background and experiences have allowed her to collaborate as a creative consultant to writers, directors, producers and performers on a wide range of projects. Recently she has begun to produce as well and is very excited to see her first film “Skin” by director Guy Nattiv, premier this coming year.  She is currently developing two of her own projects:  one as writer/director and another as writer/creative producer.

Please visit Sheila’s website for further details:


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Den Danske Scenekunstskole, Per Knutzons vej 5, København


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Søknadsfrist   26. feb. Løpende opptak.
Dato 17. apr – 20. apr
Pris 2700 kr
Tid 10:00 - 17:00