My name is Kelly Chauncey. I am the Founding Artistic Director of ANKH Repertory Theatre based in Rockville Maryland. My focus is to help you reveal the Artist/ Actor within you. Acting is not pretending, Acting is BECOMING. Acting IS.
My focus is to guide you through the Artistic process by allowing you to embrace and reveal the Artist IN you. Beginning in our first Master Class session, you will engulf yourself in your own Artistic colors, your own Artistic vulnerabilities and indeed your own Artistic Courage. This is how you will come to realize how much of yourself actually lives in EVERY Character, EVERY Monologue that you will ever dive into. These are the essential initial steps to the ultimate reveal to your audience... BELIEVABILITY. Too many times I come across students that are looking for a quick and easy path.... that's not what Acting IS. You have to be willing to do the work. You have to be willing to uncover the silent YOU that lives within. Layer by layer and beat by beat we will build your confidence to breathe life into any character that you approach. We will dissect and reconstruct your monologue techniques so that you are not just ready for audition but ready to approach the audition itself as a performance.
Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned Artist preparing for an upcoming audition or performance, my Master Classes will empower you to reach and sustain deeper levels of total creative connection to this Craft we call Acting.
Parents, feel free to contact me directly with any and all questions you may have. I welcome the dialogue so that we can best map out the path for your teen as they embark upon this journey.
Adult students, the same applies to you. Lets discuss your Artistic desires and short/long term goals. This process starts with YOU. No matter where you are as an Adult in your journey, reconnecting with the fundamentals and reassessing your approach to every moment, every layer, ever AUDITION is key. The thing that holds you back is thinking the audition is the gateway to the gig....My philosophy is the audition IS the gig... and should be treated as such.
SKYPE SESSIONS ALSO AVAILABLE
Regardless of your age or experience, I will give you all that I can and I will creatively push you along the way. I will hold you accountable with the full expectation that you will pour as much into your Artistic PROCESS as I will pour into my belief in you.
And as always, your first session is Free.
Founding Artistic Director
ANKH Repertory Theatre
Simply watching Actors grow while revealing their Artistic Truth.
Please feel free to visit the following YouTube links to testimonials from Actors who have worked with me:
Kelly Chauncey is an artistic genius. He has helped me to dig deep within to find myself while becoming a totally different character at the same time. He gives his all; literally blood, sweat and tears! If you are looking for an acting coach, I would, without hesitation suggest Kelly Chauncey.
Ankh Rep approaches theatre from an emotional point of view. I’ve been trained technically, but there’s something about approaching a character, a play, a line from an emotional aspect. I find myself enjoying the hidden monologues that a moment of silence gives. I know how to translate all of the trials and tribulations of my life into art. I’ve become more aware of the humanity of a character.
The patience they have with new actors. All the projects they have.
Acting in itself is all about Process. Please understand that it's so very important to commit to the process of Becoming your character. My goal is to get my students to embrace the fact that your character...IS you. Whatever character that may be. So we must first delve into who you are as a person, why do you want to be an Actor, why is it important, what are your fears? What are your Hopes? You see those very same questions you will learn to ask of EVERY Character you Become..and that is Step 1.
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Prices Vary. I prefer students book a block of a minimum of 4 -6 sessions so we may build a body of work to gauge progress
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