You make magic! Connie Stevens tells director Chris DeCarlo, and youll find out why after only one 6-week session of Actors Workshop (AW), as you conquer the critic within, overcome competition fear, and have fun discovering your artists voice while unleashing your creative self in a unique theatre experience that gives you new insights into THE use of theatre to enhance communication, explore inter-personal relationships and manage the challenges of daily living. Now celebrating its 53rd anniversary, AW at Santa Monica Playhouse is the oldest continually-running acting workshop in L.A. Founded in 1960 by actors Ted Roter, James Arness and Eric Braeden, it was inherited by Playhouse Artistic Director DeCarlo in 1973 and is still personally taught by him Monday evenings throughout the year. An astounding and empowering exploration of the acting process, the AW method connects body, mind, and heart, combining physical theatre and improvisation in ways done nowhere else - offering skills which can be used by professional and non-professional, performer and non-performer alike. Small classes! Personal attention! Students come from all walks of life and have included Broadway actors and television personalities, athletes, therapists, engineers, architects, sculptors, poets, university professors, teachers, a neurosurgeon and a Los Angeles District Attorney. Enrollment is now open for the Summer session (July 15-Aug 19, 2013). Acceptance is by personal interview only.