Acting Anyone Academy 

 

Acting Anyone Academy now has access to safest and sanest way to study the Art and Craft of Acting. Acting Anyone Academy offers 'The Meisner Method,' as taught by the Master himself, right here in our own back yard!

David Patrick Wilson, a protege of both Sanford Meisner and William Esper, is preparing to start a new season of sessions at Acting Anyone Academy.  This is a professional school with empahasis on employment for our students. Mr. Wilson is an accomplished actor, writer, director, and producer of stage and screen (both large and small) with credentials that are  unquestionable and easily verifiable.

The 'Triple A' program he offers is the finest in basic training exercises, emotional preparation, improvisation, characterization and high performance virtual reality.

Learn from a man who has been successfully using and sharing these, 'Meisner based' tools for over four (4) decades. This technique is not only impeccable, it is nearly infallible. (Mr. Wilson has been in hundreds of productions' creating dozens of roles in thousands of performances and swears that they have never failed him.) They  are  invaluable when used properly.

As headmaster, David's experience and expertise have helped him to elevate 'the craft' to a new level that matches the challenges of this, 'New Age' of Entertainment and Media, now a Two Trillion dollar ($2,000,000,000,000.00!) industry (according  to  accounting firm, Price-Waterhouse Coopers.) A true, student of the industry, he offers 'hands on' tools and insights into the 'business of show,' as well as the Art of Performance.

Mr. Wilson’s career credits include such films and TV as, “The 7 Ups”, “Grey Lady Down”, “Eddie and the Cruisers”, “Magnum PI” , “Dallas the Early Years," "The Gangster Chronicles," “Coins in the Fountain,” “Unspeakable Acts,” a TV series with Ed Asner, “The Bronx Zoo” and' most recently, “Collar” (which won  a 'Best Picture' award) with Tom Sizemore, Rebecca DeMornay and Richard Roundtree to name just a few. He and his wife, Nan Gill-Wilson's production company, Willy-Gilly Productions, Inc. has several new titles in development and pre-production ("The Big Ride," "Shadow's Serenade," and "The Mayan" (the  sequel to "Collar.")

David states, "It is virtually impossible to gain the wealth of knowledge required to build a solid acting technique without complete dedication, total attention and a burning desire to act.  However, here we can turn on the light and begin to explore what it takes and how it works. That is what Acting Anyone Academy is all about."

Student interviews are now being scheduled.   If you or your child has the passion, call now to schedule an appointment. (845) 294-7500

                       Curriculum

The first level offered by Acting Anyone puts basic tools in play that can assist in almost any learning process and be applied to every walk of life. Tools that are necessary to begin to craft a character and a career in acting.

In level 2 we step beyond ourselves and into the imaginary world that we can create.

After that, it is all about mastering our craft so that it results in generating real opportunity to have a very real career.  Here we will get down to the business of the business.

The level 1 Youth class is on Thursday afternoon from 4:30pm to 5:30 pm.  Learn the basics.  This class is designed for the young actor to learn proper technique at an early age and avoid falling into bad habits.  Work covered will include:
Exercises and Repetition
Building a character
Independent activities
Intro to improvisation

Level 2 Young adult class is taking applications now and includes:
Character Development and Scene Study
Work Covered will include:
Independent Activities
Building a character
Improvisation
The Imaginary Life
Creating Relationship and Emotional Preparation

Level 1 Meisner adult class is taking applications now and includes:


 Learning the basics and get the tools you need to move forward.

Exercises and Repetition
Building a character
Independent activities
Intro to improvisation

Adult Master Class is held on Tuesdays at 9:30 am and Wednesdays at 7:30 pm. 

Master Classes for serious professionals working on Showcase, Audition Material and the development of characters for their existing roles.

Private voice classes are also available.

In addition to being blessed with great acting teachers, David was likewise graced to study voice with one of the legends of voice training, Seth Riggs. His “Speech Level Singing”, technique has proven to be the healthiest way to work as a singer.

Seth has trained Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Michael Bolton, Julio Iglesias, Toni Braxton, Bernadette Peters and all of the American Idol Singers (i.e. Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Ruben Stoddard, etc.),as well as ALL of the "American Idol" singers.

For more information please call us at (845) 294-7500 or email nan@willygilly.com

"Working together to make a world that works better for everyone through entertainment."