Kevin Elden Acting Studio offers residents of Westchester and surrounding counties the opportunity to study with working professional actor Kevin Elden whose experience covers TV, Film, Stage and Voice Over. The biggest advantage and difference that this provides Mr. Elden’s students is the opportunity to study with someone who is still working and actively connected to the business. Being in the business allows Mr. Elden to stay current on all issues whether it be casting, self taping, monologues, auditioning for schools, current projects and keeps him connected to casting directors, producers, directors and the decision makers in the business.
The craft of acting is serious business. The work we do at the studio and the work you do at the studio is very personal, very creative, very demanding and ultimately very rewarding. That’s why we are so serious about our selection of students. We have an expectation that this is very important to your life, that the craft of acting is something to be taken seriously and that we all come to the studio ready to work, interested and curious about ourselves and others and ultimately grow as artists an actors.
PHILOSOPHY AND VALUES OF STUDIO
Acting is a craft. It is a craft with a spectacular, vibrant history that is capable of creating artistic experiences for you the actor and for audiences that can truly transform lives. It is a craft to be taken as seriously as painting, or music, or sculpture or writing. It takes time and patience and curiosity and passion. We at the Kevin Elden Acting Studio want this to be a place where you can discover, explore, feel safe, create and then grow some more. The Studio is a safe place where we support one another, where we encourage one another, where we share art and our passion for humanity so we can reflect it back in the work we do.
It’s NOT about getting it right. It’s NOT about being perfect. It’s NOT about being better than your classmates or fellow actors.
The Studio is also NOT a place to come to critique fellow actors, but rather a place to glory in and study and observe others and be curious about what they’re doing so you can learn from them and they can learn from you. We never comment about how good or bad an actor is here. We ask ourselves what techniques or tools are they using, what research might they have done to bring that point of view, whom did they observe to create that body movement, how did they reach that point in their work. This way we can illuminate all the different ways in which actors find what works and what doesn’t in the hope that that shared experience might create a spark or an idea in their fellow actor.
IT IS ABOUT BEING YOU, BEING THE CHARACTER AND BEING BRAVE AND TAKING RISKS AND BEING OKAY WITH FAILING, BECAUSE FAILING MEANS YOUR STEPPING OUTSIDE THE BOX AND PUSHING YOURSELF TO NEW DISCOVERIES AND BEING THE BEST ACTOR AND HUMAN BEING YOU CAN BE.