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The Actor’s Golden Box

Edgemar Center For The Arts

Monthly Event - Fourth Saturday of every month

Santa Monica, CA

The Actor’s Golden Box

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Michelle Danner's Acting Studio at Edgemar Center for the Arts in Santa Monica presents The Actor’s Golden Box, a two-day intensive program of training taught by renowned acting coach Michelle Danner. The intensive will take place on October 27th from 09:00 to 2:00 and October 28th from 10:00 to 4:00 focuses on answering the following questions:

How does one deliver a raw unforgettable performance?

Why are some choices more powerful than others?

What specific tools can be applied to film, television and stage work?

How does one develop a personal story from scratch and discover material for a solo show, screenplay, short or novel?

Actors learn how to create vivid, fleshed-out and interesting characters through an intense and emotional workshop with technique exercises and lectures. Not just for actors, the course is also of benefit to writers and others in allied professions.

The class is supported by film clips and there are discussions and analyses of performances by Meryl Streep, Judi Dench, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Dean and others.

Exercises include learning how to build provocative and complex back stories by opening up your instrument emotionally and finding triggers and psychological gestures in your work.

Danner, Artistic Director of the Edgemar Center for the Arts, has coached some of Hollywood’s most elite actors including James Franco, Salma Hayek, Gerard Butler, Chris Rock, Penelope Cruz, Isla Fisher and more. She has directed and acted in over 30 plays and musicals in Los Angeles and New York, and has directed two films, “How to Go Out on a Date in Queens” (starring Jason Alexander and Rob Estes) and the recently-completed “Hello Herman” (starring Norman Reedus and Martha Hagerida).

The Actor’s Golden Box is conducted once each month on a Saturday and Sunday at Edgemar Center for the Arts. Please call (310) 392-0815 for exact dates, times and registration information.

 Acting Studio at Edgemar Center for the Arts is located in a two-theatre and art gallery complex in Santa Monica. The address is 2437 Main Street, Santa Monica, California 90405.



Michelle Danner and Larry Moss founded Edgemar Center for the Arts, a two-theatre and art gallery complex in 2000. The Larry Moss Studio has been housed at Edgemar since the cutting of the ribbon in 2002 and has flourished and grown into what is now The Acting Studio at Edgemar.

Classes offered in The Acting Studio at Edgemar Center for the Arts:

* The Actor's Golden Box: with renowned acting coach Michelle

* Audition for Film & Television: On-Camera
* Scene Study Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced
* Improv Workout
* Casting Director Workshop
* Voice Intensives Level 1 & Level 2
will teach a six week sitcom/comedy intensive.

Free info sessions are held every week. Must RSVP to attend.


For more information contact us at 310-392-0815 or email us at

You can also visit us on the web at

Have questions about The Actor’s Golden Box? Contact Edgemar Center For The Arts


Acting Studio @ Edgemar
2437 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405


Edgemar Center For The Arts

Michelle Danner Los Angeles Acting School

* The Actor's Golden Box: With Michelle Danner

* Audition for Film & Television: On-Camera Cold Reading

* Scene Study, Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced

* Improv Workout

* Casting Director Workshop

* Voice intensives level 1 & level 2

*Brad Garrett the Emmy Award winning star of Everybody

Loves Raymond Teaching a sitcom/comedy intensive






Michelle Danner is an actress and acting coach. Her student list include Catherine Bell, Gerard Butler, Common,Penelope Cruz, Justin Chatwin, Marcia Cross, Zooey Deschanel, Rob Estes, Isla Fisher, Rick Fox, James Franco,Salma Hayek, Sally Kellerman, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Christian Slater, Gabrielle Union, Justine Waddell and numerous others. She teaches internationally in Europe, Toronto, Vancouver, Dubai, Los Angeles and New York. MICHELLE DANNER'S techniques emcompasses Meisner, Lee Strasberg, Adler, Uta Hagen, Chekov, & the Stanislavsky Technique.

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