Acting Classes in Seattle

ACTING 101 | ACTING 102 | ACTING 103  | ACTING 104 | IMPROV 101
LET’S MAKE A MOVIE |  LET’S MAKE A HORROR MOVIE  |  AUDITIONING
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Looking for fun introductory acting classes in Seattle? Rekindle School offers over a dozen classes for beginning and advanced actors.  Our acting classes are co-sponsored by Seattle Acting Institute. You can take our courses individually just for fun, or work toward an Acting Fundamentals Certificate.

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Acting 101

Acting 101 Seattle Class

Acting is fun — and it can be life-changing. In our enjoyable Seattle acting classes, you’ll learn how to create characters, memorize dialogue, and perform scenes in front of the class. We’ll do warm­-ups and theater games, improv and scene…

Acting 102

Acting 102

In this Seattle acting class, we’ll continue improving our foundation acting skills, with an eye on what directors call script analysis and scene study, which are about finding your character, finding the reality of the situation (in imaginary circumstances) and…

Acting 103

Acting 103

In this Seattle acting class you’ll learn how to create a range of different character types, then choose four of them to polish and perfect. Every movie has two “lead” actors, but they also usually have dozens of character parts —…

Acting 104

Acting 104

In this Seattle acting class, we‘ll do exercises designed to help students expand their emotional range, i.e., their ability to able to feel and express a wide range of emotions (when acting in films or on stage). The emotional side…

Acting Fundamentals Certificate

Acting Fundamentals Certificate

We offer certificates in Acting Fundamentals, Comedy Fundamentals and Voiceover Fundamentals. Working toward a certificate is a great way of organizing your studies while making sure you’ve learned about the essentials of the subject you’re interested in. To earn the…

Acting in a 48 Hour Movie

Acting in a 48 Hour Movie

In this Seattle acting class, we’ll learn how 48 hour movies are made, then a bunch of fun acting exercises. Then in the July meeting, we’ll make a movie which will play in a Seattle theater as part of a…

Auditioning Workshop – How to Audition and Get the Part

Auditioning Workshop – How to Audition and Get the Part

Acting is fun – auditioning is the next step. In this four week workshop, we’ll do practice exercises and warm-ups to make students more comfortable with the auditioning process, and students will get honest feedback about how to improve. You’ll…

Improv 101

Improv 101

In this Seattle improv class, we’ll learn the fundamentals of improvisational acting, i.e, acting without scripts. Exercises include “present time”, listening and responding,  “Yes!”, “Yes, and!”, “Emotional fruit salad”, free association, and creating short scenes and characters. We’ll begin with…

Improv 102

Improv 102

In this class, designed to follow after Acting Intensive 2, we’ll continue to explore improvisational acting, both as a theatrical art form in itself and a way of deepening our understanding of the characters and situations we’re exploring in scripted…

Let’s Make a Movie

Let’s Make a Movie

NOTE: The June-July 2024 “Let’s Make a Movie” class is combined with the “Acting in a Movie” class. To sign up, go to this page. In this Seattle acting class, now in its 23rd year, we’ll create a short movie,…

Professional Actor Headshots

Professional Actor Headshots

Having a professional actor headshot is a prerequisite for successful auditioning. Your headshot is your calling card. Casting directors use headshots as a way of keeping track of who has auditioned, and to help them decide whether an actor has the…

Professional Actor Headshots for Rekindle Students

Professional Actor Headshots for Rekindle Students

Having a professional actor headshot is a prerequisite for successful auditioning. Your headshot is your calling card. Casting directors use headshots as a way of keeping track of who has auditioned, and to help them decide whether an actor has the…

Acting Class Student Reviews

I’d like to thank you.   After taking your (Beginning Acting and Let’s Make a Movie) classes last year, I now have had two acting gigs.   One in a movie called Sideways Japan… it was a Fox production…  and I was in a commercial in Hollywood, that was a Time Warner production.   The reel we made (in the Let’s Make a Movie class) was very useful helping me perform in front of camera and the fact (that I was) comfortable in front of camera got me the gigs.

Tell  everyone to not give up and give it your all if you want to make it.   It was a slow start, but now I’m living in L.A. and loving it. Thanks again, your classes are good. – K. S.  (Hollywood)

Hello Nils, I played Weasel and The Executioner in your movie Liberation… I also took the Let’s Make a Movie class with you few years ago. I hope you are doing great and finding time to make movies.

I just wanted to thank you for having me in your movies and teaching me! I am now a full time actor in LA. Thank you and have a great 2017 full of creative films!

– Deja Soufka Actor/Directorhttp://resumes.actorsaccess.com/dejasoufka

…I wanted to say thank you for your help and guidance in the early stages of my acting career. It has been a great journey that started in your beginning acting class. I am happy to report that I just met a very awesome goal. I will be a day actor in the TV series Grimm this week. It was your coaching that set and codified the foundation that helped get me where I am today. Thank you so much for your help.   

If you would like to, please feel free to share my story with your other students and on the website. Best wishes and with my sincerest gratitude, Joey Coverson

After just 2 classes with Nils, I auditioned for an independent film against actors with many years experience and I got the part. Nils teaches confidence and he freely shares his knowledge of the acting. – Robert C., Actor (Hollywood)

I really think you are a great instructor, and you seem to have a genuine interest in and enjoy helping people develop their skills. And it was fun! – Pritam (Seattle)

Hey Nils, thanks for the class  –  had a really good time this quarter.   I really came at the class from the direction of directing.   I had successfully directed two plays back in Britain, but I always felt that I was on shaky ground when I tried to give advice to actors that went beyond “okay, say it louder this time.”   There’s nothing that makes you feel a fraud quicker  than standing up in front of lots of people who look to you for advice and not having any to give.

The class definitely helped…  I really enjoyed the improv element of the class. It always felt like just one step away from playing a childish game, which I always enjoy.    It was also great to have a chance to work on a monologue with you, especially in front of a small, friendly audience. Your advice on the ‘business’ side of acting was also very useful.  – Cheers, Mark (Seattle and London)

A week after your class (I) went to my very first audition!   Talk about absolute terror.   I did the same monologue I did in class, and guess what?   I got offered not only one role, but two roles from two different directors,  from that one petrified , shaking monologue, on my very first audition!  I was shocked…I couldn’t have done it without your great class.  Thanks! –  Randy T.   (Seattle)

Hi Nils,   I just wanted to thank you for a great class last night! Clearly, people were a little nervous about getting up to perform their monologues, but you have fostered a very supportive environment which makes it much easier to get up there.   I think you did an excellent job at figuring out how to help each individual to take the next step with their piece,  despite a wide range of skill levels.   I’m looking forward to next week!  –  Marnie M.  (Kirkland)

Hi Nils,  I want to thank you for inspiring me to follow me dreams. I left Washington. I am down in California.   I have started a television production company and I auditioned for a Harley Davidson Commercial yesterday as an actor.  Everything is moving at light speed…and in a positive direction. It all started with you in that classroom at the U of W.  – Robert C.,   Hollywood

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