Actors: 9 Secrets To Getting Your Best Performance

What You Don't Learn in Acting Class
Hosted by Ron Marasco


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Ron Marasco

Webinar hosted by: Ron Marasco

Actor (The 40 Year Old Virgin, Entourage, Lost, Bones, Freaks and Geeks)

Ron Marasco has been a film and TV actor for over 25 years, appearing in works such as The 40 Year Old Virgin, Entourage, Lost, Bones, Freaks and Geeks has a Ph.D in Theater and teaches acting at prestigious Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, and has literally written the book on Notes for an Actor.   Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

Whether you’re a new actor competing for roles against industry veterans, a working actor who has had the same role for a while and wants to brush up on performance techniques, or somewhere in the middle, this webinar will give you secrets and tips that you can apply right away to your acting and produce a better performance.

Ron Marasco has been a film and TV actor for over 25 years, appearing in works such as The 40 Year Old Virgin, Entourage, Lost and Bones, has a Ph.D in Theater and teaches acting at prestigious Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, and has literally written the book on Notes for an Actor. Who better to learn from than Ron?

In this Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, Ron’s approach is not so much a “method” as it is “tool-kit” of tricks that provide fast-fixes to an actor’s work, doable techniques that quickly increase an actor’s on-stage/on-screen command, and gems meant to spark an actor’s inspiration. This webinar will be what Ron calls “shop-talk,” just one actor talking to other actors about the “secrets” he’s learned that are the base-work of every good performance. “This is the stuff,” Ron says, “they don’t tell you in acting classes."

(webinar is visuals only, not webcam)

What You'll Learn

  • The First Secret answers: What is the one “skill,” more than any other, an actor should have?
    • Given how many different factors go into a performance, it helps to keep sight of what “The Holy Grail” of good acting is--so you can keep aiming at “it.” And articulating it as a single skill has proven a major help to actors.
  • The Second Secret identifies the main “landmine” or central flaw that keeps actors from doing their best work.
    • While this may manifest in different ways for different actors, the root of actors’ flaws are uncannily similar for all of them.
  • The Third Secret is called “The Music Test.”
    • It’s one of the aesthetic “tricks” I like to give actors--an easy “touchstone” they can use for spotting B.S in their work-methods and in themselves.
  • The Fourth Secret is about the one attribute I’ve found that is always innately (perhaps unconsciously) appreciated by casting agents and audiences.
    • This is a similar idea to the First Secret, but looked at from the other side of the audition tape or “the footlights.”
  • The Fifth Secret is an approach to preparing for an audition or a performance that works better than any other I’ve found for generating feeling and filtering out falseness.
  • The Sixth Secret is another of the “aesthetic tricks,” this one a shortcut to assuring your performance has variety: enough colors, levels and tweaks of energy to be always-interesting.
    • The fact is, in the court of performance, you’re boring till proven fascinating.
  • The Seventh Secret reveals the most important purely physical thing an actor’s performance should have--on stage or on screen.
    • While this is a physical phenomenon, it works on a level that “reads” to an audience as emotional, even primal. And while this is basically the same for film acting versus theatre acting—there is one vital, do-or-die difference.
  • The Eight Secret explains what a great actor does--or doesn’t do--that makes them “great” as opposed to merely good.
    • This secret is a very simple phrase--just three words and a comma--but I think it’s the E=MC2 for acting greatness, and look forward to sharing it with you.
  • The Ninth Secret will be a surprise.
    • The only hint I’ll give is this: It’s the reason this WEBINAR has only Nine Secrets and not Ten.

About Your Instructor

Ron Marasco has been a film and TV actor for over 25 years, appearing in works such as The 40 Year Old Virgin, Entourage, Lost, Bones, Freaks and Geeks has a Ph.D in Theater and teaches acting at prestigious Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, and has literally written the book on Notes for an Actor.



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A: Yes! After the purchase of a live or On-Demand webinar, you will have on-demand access to the audio recording, which you can view as many times as you'd like for a whole year! 

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