Acting Technique for Adults
Date: February 2nd-February 4th
Time: 10am-12:30pm
Location: 3218 Calle Maria Unit B in Santa Fe
Requirements/Cost: $85

This is a mixed level acting class for Adults .  You will be exploring what it means to be honest emotionally onstage as well  be able to interact authentically with scene partners. No previous experience needed.

Contact: Wendy Chapin
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Kathryn Brink, CSA Audition workshops
Date: Saturday Feb 3 (TV Commercial Auditioning for all ages) or Sunday February 4 (for Adults only)
Time: 10:30-4
Location: Far Horizon Studios  304 Washington SE  Albuquerque, NM  87108
Requirements/Cost: $100
Additional Information:  prefer actors with some auditioning background

NM Casting Director for hundreds of commercials, At The End of the Santa Fe Trail, and upcoming productions of Peril of A Godsend, Short History of Long Road Home.

Contact information: Please send both headshot and resume.


Audition Workout Weekend with Ron Weisberg
Date: February 3rd-February 4th
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Sol Acting Academy
5500 San Mateo Blvd NE #114
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Requirements/Cost: $50 before tax

Brush up on your audition technique at Sol's February Audition Workout Weekend.  Students will learn to create distinct choices for auditions and beyond by using groundling's style character work.  These quick three hour workouts for kids and adults will provide students with new skills they can apply immediately in the audition room.  

Contact Name: Ron Weisberg
Contact information: / 505.881.0975


“Developing the Inner Life of the Character Using an Intuitive Process” – A CelaPhontus Workshop Event Presented by Danute Debney Shaw
Date: February 10th, Register by February 3rd (Space will be limited to 20 participants).
Time: 2:30-4:30PM    
Location: The Oxygen Bar “Kavern”,
134 West San Francisco Street,
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Requirements/Cost: $85.00 – discount is available for non-union actors.    

This workshop is being offered to the acting and writing community.  If you have ever experienced difficulty working with a character this is the workshop for you.

  • Stuck with a character who won’t do what you want?
  • Working with a vague script and weak direction, or no direction at all?
  • Have no idea where to begin?

Then come work with Ms. Debney Shaw and your peers to develop an approach on tackling those pesky character challenges.  Bring your scripts and character pieces, or any specifically tough scripts you may have to share and work with in the Workshop. Please note: This event is an independent event and not part of the Santa Fe Film Festival (February 7 – 11).    

Contact Name:    Danute Debney Shaw  
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February Chubbuck Basic Intensive
Date: February 10th-11th
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: The Orpheum Art Space (500 2nd St. Albuquerque NM 87102)
Requirements: All Levels Welcome.
Cost: $150+tax

The New Mexico film industry is booming! As an actor, give yourself an advantage in the new year by training in the Chubbuck Acting Technique. My name is Rebekah Wiggins. I’m the owner of Southwest Scene Works and proud to be the first and only certified Chubbuck Technique teacher in the state of New Mexico. The Chubbuck Acting Technique transformed my acting work and countless others. It will do the same for you. With it you will make unique empowered choices in your acting work, by using your own life experiences. As a teacher, I encourage a warm supportive community among my students. Come join us!

This class is a weekend 2 day Intensive that begins Saturday February 10th 9am-12pm and ends Sunday February 11th from 9am-12pm.

Contact: Rebekah Wiggins

Contact Information: email- phone- (818) 602-3736.


Audition 101 with Marie McMaster, CSA
Date: February 10th
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Cost: $90/student

Class will cover:
*How to 'jump in' to the film industry
*How auditions 'appear'
*What happens before the camera starts rolling
*Do's and don'ts (on a film set and in auditions)
*What happens before you get there and what happens after you leave
*The necessity of environment and relationship
*Making choices and possessing the ability to change them based on direction.
When: February 10th, 2018 from 10-4pm
Where: Albuquerque, NM

Space is limited and reservations are required.
please email to reserve your spot.


Educational Speaker Series: Breaking into Background Work in New Mexico with Bobbie Shelton
Date: February 28th
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Location: Joseph Montoya Building in the Bid Room,
1100 S. St. Francis Dr.,
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Get involved in the film industry by doing background work on New Mexico film and television productions! Bobbie Shelton will cover who the background agencies in New Mexico are, how to register with them and what you need to know to start working as a background artist. She will also talk about what you need to bring to set, what your day will look like and some dos and don'ts of working background. All of your questions about doing background work will be answered in this informative discussion!