Workshops at John Robert Powers

The courses available at John Robert Powers are designed to supplement your regular education, to help you develop the skills that are useful no matter what kind of career you choose. John Robert Powers programs are broken down into two different categories; The Hobby or Development Programs, which include TV1, TV2, Monologue, Life, Fashion/Commercial Print, Singing, Communication and Public Speaking. The second category is by invitation only and this is our Elite or Career Program. It is designed for our clients to have access to development and advanced  career level coaching.

Life

The Life Workshop at John Robert Powers will prepare one for the future, as well as give one the leading edge for today. It is not only meant for aspiring actors and models; this course can and should be taken by anyone wanting to excel and succeed. The workshop teaches personal development skills that help students achieve higher self-esteem, overcome shyness and gain over-all confidence. Topics covered in this workshop include public speaking, manners, etiquette, grooming, creating a great first impression, voice and diction, fashion coordination and wardrobe, visual poise, and goal setting. At the completion of the workshop, the student will have an improved self image, an enhanced outer appearance, and be more aware when in professional and social environments.

The Fashion and Commercial Print Workshop at John Robert Powers helps students develop skills necessary to work successfully as a model. This workshop will teach students about photo posing, body alignment, the differences between editorial and commercial photography, hair and makeup styling, and how to conduct themselves on an audition. At the completion of the workshop, the student will know the fundamentals of photography work, how to pose more naturally and confidently, and how to market themselves to agents.

Fashion & Print

TV 1

The TV1 Workshop at John Robert Powers helps students learn the basic techniques in acting and commercial work, improve memorization and confidence in front of people and the camera, as well as develop skills for auditioning with agents, casting directors, and managers.  The workshop will instruct students on basic commercial techniques, breaking down commercial copy, the creation of marketing materials, on camera auditioning techniques, and how to market themselves to agents, casting directors, and managers. At the completion of the workshop, the student will have developed skills for acting in television commercials, have improved confidence in front of the camera, know how to market themselves to agents, manager, and casting directors, and know the basics of auditioning.

The Communications/Public Speaking Workshop at John Robert Powers is designed to develop the student as a speaker and performer. The goal is to exercise and stretch the vocal instrument, help students become more dynamic and interesting speakers, and develop creative speaking skills to enable students to be more flexible in their approach to public speaking and performance. Some topics covered include articulation, enunciation, pronunciation, breath control, pitch and emphasis, verbal vs. non-verbal communication methods, and group communication.   At the completion of the workshop, the student will have learned how to speak more clearly, develop the ability to communicate effectively, and express emotion and energy.

Communications

Professional Acting

The Professional Acting Workshop at John Robert Powers helps students learn the basic techniques in acting and commercial work, improve memorization and confidence in front of people and the camera, as well as develop skills for auditioning with agents, casting directors, and managers.  The workshop will instruct students on basic commercial techniques, breaking down commercial copy, the creation of marketing materials, on camera auditioning techniques, developing a monologue, and how to market themselves to agents, casting directors, and managers. At the completion of the workshop, the student will have developed skills for acting in television commercials, have improved confidence in front of the camera, know how to market themselves to agents, managers, and casting directors, be able to select and prepare a monologue, and know the basics of auditioning. 

The Professional Modeling Workshop at John Robert Powers helps students develop skills necessary to work successfully as a model. This workshop will teach students about photo posing, body alignment, how to walk the runway, the differences between editorial and commercial photography, hair and makeup styling, rules and regulations of the industry, skin care, nutrition, and how to conduct themselves on an audition. At the completion of the workshop, the student will know the fundamentals of photography work, how to walk with poise and confidence, how to pose more naturally and confidently, be capable of demonstrating professional cosmetic techniques and hairstyling, and how to market themselves to agents. 

Professional Modeling

Runway

The Runway Workshop at John Robert Powers helps students learn the basic techniques to handle a runway show or audition as well as developing skills needed to improve appearance through poise, posture, and walking. Instruction is given in many different types of modeling including High Fashion Runway, Trunk Shows, Promotional Modeling, and Informal Modeling. At the completion of the workshop, the student will know how to walk with poise and confidence, be able to demonstrate the different types of runway walking, know how to prepare for a runway audition or go see, be capable of demonstrating professional cosmetic techniques and hairstyling, and be able to participate in and help organize a fashion show.

The TV2 Workshop at John Robert Powers is an advanced workshop that helps students learn the techniques necessary for acting in television sitcoms and soap operas. The workshop will instruct students on how to improve their on-camera acting and believability, help to develop skills for advanced auditioning, and show how to prepare a character.  At the completion of the workshop, the student will have developed skills for acting in soap operas and sitcoms, understand how to act in front of multiple cameras, and be able to make their own audition tapes for agents and casting directors.

TV 2

Actor's Audition

The Actor’s Audition Workshop at John Robert Powers helps students develop skills that will allow them to make a lasting impact when auditioning for agents, managers, and casting directors. The workshop will instruct students on the audition process, the business of acting, cold reading, preparing monologues, on-camera auditioning techniques, marketing materials, slating, and how to prepare for Agent, Commercial, and TV/Film auditions. At the completion of the workshop, the student will be able to perform cold readings, display an increased level of confidence when placed in an audition, and be more knowledgeable about the business of acting.

The Improvisation Workshop at John Robert Powers is designed to provide beginning actors with the chance to explore the fundamentals of acting. Improvisation allows actors to stretch their imaginations, create characters, find new forms of expression, and become more confident in performance. Topics covered include developing a character, ensemble acting, vocal technique, pantomime, and physicalization. At the completion of the workshop, the student will be able to perform confidently in front of an audience, be able to express himself or herself creatively, and be more comfortable in social settings. 

Improvisation

Singing

Singers build upon stage acting performance with the added talent of song performance for an audience. Students learn believability and characterization through song performance. Singers perform their final musical theater piece at their showcase.

Monologue is stage acting. Students will build upon their training in TV and begin assessing their type cast. Monologue expands to major character development and believability in movement. Monologues should be catered to the individual and students are encouraged to find a monologue that would represent their character type best. Students will work on a comedic and dramatic piece. Students will perform a monologue at their showcase.

MONOLOGUE

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Frequently Asked Questions

JRP offers a unique opportunity for performers to rehearse their skills with industry professionals and showcase their talents in front of leading agents, managers and casting directors from the entertainment industry. For over 97 years, we’ve guided performers in how to earn, and maintain, a competitive edge over their rivals. Famous Hollywood stars still work with acting coaches because the best-rehearsed candidates are the most successful.

We put a heavy emphasis on providing the best possible training for our clients to help them prepare to earn talent representation. Every famous Hollywood star still works with an acting coach and continues their training, because the best-rehearsed candidate are the most successful.

All the difference in the world. The entertainment industry is fast paced and constantly changing. Agents and directors need new faces and talent now. These busy professionals vastly prefer a well prepared candidate to one who lacks polish, experience or training.

No. High fashion modeling has very strict physical requirements, 5’8″ and above for women, 5’11” and above for men, and many otherwise talented individuals cannot qualify. The fact is that over 80% of John Robert Powers’ performers are actors, but we also work with commercial models and singers, anyone who is a part of, or preparing to enter, the entertainment industry.

No. We believe that a solid academic foundation should be a students first priority. JRP’s policy is to work only with those who strive for academic excellence.

Performers commit to a set amount of rehearsal time, scheduled on weekends, to develop their skills and learn their scripts. Auditions and showcases with agents, casting directors or other industry professionals will also occur on a weekend following the rehearsal schedule.

Any other rehearsal time is not required, but encouraged, and will be up to the performer to achieve on their own if that’s something they desire to do.

No. We are looking for people with a high level of interest and dependability. When our clients meet top industry professionals, their conduct is a direct reflection of our coaching.

We have excellent relationships with the best agencies and casting directors because we are known for presenting only the most talented, enthusiastic and professional candidates.

We are not an agency. As in any career, training and marketing are an up-front investment of time and money. The most successful models, actors, and talent will tell you that the learning process never ends. In today’s fast-paced environment, very few agencies in the world will front costs necessary to begin your career. There ARE “discoveries”, but like lottery winners, they are rare. The vast majority of professionals have to work for their success and do so by continuing their education of the craft and business.

At John Robert Powers, we give you the training, guidance and confidence to help you attain your goals in the entertainment industry.

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