The Molina Acting Studio is an essential 4 week intensive taught by Artistic Director, Armando Molina (director, writer, producer). Armando breaks down the class into two segments, exercises and improvisations focused on character creation plus work on monologues, audition material, and scene work. The goal of the class is to expand the actor’s range and access to emotional truth resulting in a distinctive and compelling use of the actors’ instrument
ON IMPROVISATION Improvisation is part of our on-going scene study classes here in Los Angeles. Every acting class starts with specific exercises which are done as improvisations focused on one aspect of the work. These exercises are tailor-made for the individual actor to explore new territory with more depth and reality. The goal is to expand the actor’s range with character, relationship, and emotional truth bringing new ease and spontaneity to the work. Every actor works every acting class.
LED BY: Armando Molina
DATES: February 26th to March 19th
DURATION: 3 hours long class
4 Weeks. Mondays 7 PM to 10 PM
LOCATION: Company of Angels,
1350 San Pablo St, Los Angeles, CA 90033
COST: $180 paid on the first of every month
for a four-week session (4 classes).
ARMANDO MOLINA is a director and writer with a background in theater development. His recent directing credits include “This Land” by Evangeline Ordaz at Company of Angels, “My Mañana Comes” by Elizabeth Irwin at The Fountain Theater, “The Long Road Today” by Jose Cruz Gonzalez at South Coast Repertory. “LA Views – Traffic Jam” by CoA Playwrights at Company of Angels. He also directed “Refugee Nation” by Leilani Chang & Ova Saopeng at Los Angeles Theater Center (LATC), ”Distracted” by Lisa Loomer at TheaterWorks, in Palo Alto, California, “Visitors Guide to Arivaca” by Evangeline Ordaz at Teatro Vision, San Jose, California and Company of Angels. “Hippie Mexicana aka Digging Rios” by Evangeline Ordaz at Borderlands Theater; “Sissy” by Ricardo Bracho at Company of Angels in Los Angeles, “Anna In The Tropics” by Nilo Cruz at PCPA Theaterfest in Santa Maria California; “Living Out” By Lisa Loomer at TheatreWorks and at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, “The Waiting Room” by Lisa Loomer at Company of Angels in Los Angeles, “Conjunto” by Oliver Mayer at Borderlands Theater Company in Tucson, Arizona, “Rocio” by Oliver Mayer at King King in Hollywood. Armando received national recognition from the NEA and the Theater Communications Group as a recipient of their Career Development Program for Directors. Before leaving to freelance as a director, Armando was a member of the Cornerstone Theater ensemble. Armando co-founded Latins Anonymous, the critically acclaimed Latino Comedy Group, whose plays were published by Arte Publico Press and continue to be performed nationally. Armando’s other directing credits include “Magic Tricks,” “Mass Transit” and “Esther and the Exodus,” “Dolores Dilemma,” “Freak: Saint Plays” for Cornerstone Theater Company; The American Southwest Theater Company’s production of “Latins Anonymous;” “Ramona Roses,” at Theater of Note in Los Angeles (a one woman show about at risk youth in East Los Angeles), “Confessions of a Cha Cha Feminist” at Highways in Santa Monica, and “The Case of the Strange Step Brother” for California Youth Theater. Armando also assistant directed Doug Wager at the Mark Taper Forum and Jo Bonny at Second Stage in New York. Armando also co-founded The Platform, a political cabaret that explored post riot Los Angeles as a community in crisis. The Platform performed at the Los Angeles Theater Center, Highways Performance Space, UCLA, and Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibits (LACE).