Grok Acting Studio

Grok Acting Studio

5.0 (2)

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Our teachers have immense expereince.  Ilia Volok is a rare working-actor teacher, over 150 film/tv series, member of The famous Actors Studio, the Moscow Art Theater, and former teahcer at The Lee Strasberg Institute.

Sean Rose's classes produce some of the most organic, truthful and compelling life you will see in acting classes and will immediately begin to remove any inner and expressive blocks to the actor.

Our actors are totally committed and passionate.  We do not get invovled in the antics here, our work is about how good do you want to be and how willing are you to put in the effort.

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North Hollywood, CA 91601
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  • Ayesha Siddiqui

    I have been studying with Sean Rose at Grok Acting Studio for over a year now. Before joining his class, I received my BA in Theater Arts & Political Science from Rutgers University and trained with several well known teachers in Los Angeles. I came to his class feeling blocked and disappointed with my craft and progress as an artist. I expected to learn something new. I did not anticipate the rapid growth I would experience. His class is a little bit of everything: relaxation, breath work, movement, instrument work, monologues, scene work, etc. It is challenging and requires deep commitment. Sean is wonderfully unfiltered and honest with students, but deeply kind. He is always fully engaged with you when teaching and sensitive to where actors are in their lives and process. And most importantly, he believes in you until you do. As actors, we often arrive broken and frustrated to a class and remain unheard or unseen. This will not happen to you with Sean. I was repeatedly told by teachers that I was a “smart actor” but had too much tension or an emotional block, yet no one could provide guidance on how to work through these issues. Sean’s class will teach you how to find your own method to overcome challenges in your acting. You will never be left wondering how to get there- you’ll know exactly how your own instrument works. Sean is not only gifted at getting actors out of their own way, but he understands text. I am a playwright and worked with Sean on a play I wrote and was acting in for the Hollywood Fringe Festival. He is an excellent acting coach, and I was nominated for Leading Actress in a Play by Broadway World Los Angeles for the work I did in that show. My work has deepened. I am far more emotionally accessible and relaxed as an actor than I have ever been. I approach my work with a different, more holistic and well rounded view now. Ilia Volok’s class is also incredible at Grok Acting Studio. Ilia is a respected teacher and working actor, member of the Moscow Art Theatre and Lifetime Member of the Actors Studio. It is difficult to find professionals with training backgrounds like this also teaching. And finally, Sean also brings in industry guests who have had great professional careers. Come check the class out if you’re an artist who wants to work professionally!

  • Kseniya Babayeva

    I can surely say that Grok Acting Studio is a life changing experience for my craft. It's not one of those LA phony acting classes based on phony acting techniques (sometimes if any!). I was finally able to find here in the classes exactly what I needed for my progress as an actress: the techniques, the basis, the core, the growth. Each week I learn from doing the work, as well as I learn from observing it. Each class has its own value, because each class is unique in its outcome and discoveries. Moreover, Grok is something bigger than just an acting studio, it's a community of dedicated and determined actors, it's an all over new old school devotion to the work. I am grateful I finally found this place.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Equip the actor to use all of their talents on screen and and on stage and in the audition - professional results in their work

Find out what the actor is wanting to get out of their training.

Get them experience the life of the character and the ability to express and revea that which they need to be feeling.

To eliminate “acting” and encourage truthful behavior 

work on eliminating any obstacles of expressing emotions and being comfortable in their work 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Acting Technique with Sean Rose - 230.00 (4) sessions monthly

Scene Study with Ilia Volok - 150.00 (4) sessions monthly

What types of students have you worked with?

Our students have worled professionally, audition, and have attended the best college theater programs in the country and UK

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Attend classes where you are moved by the work you are doing as well as what the others are doing.  If you are paying money, you shouldn't just be learning, but learnign in a  certain way where the work requires you to ask yourself of more. 

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes Film Acting Classes Method Acting Classes Scene Study Classes Stage Performance Training Theater Acting Classes