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FAQs

General Frequently Asked Questions

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How can I improve my acting craft?

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Acting takes time to develop. At Deborah Lemen Acting Studio, we meet you where you are at your level and help you to find your greatness through making smart choices and assisting you in defining your inner essence. Once you learn to tap into this, you can imprint it on the character, enabling your authentic signature to shine through.  

What is the craft of acting?

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The process of understanding who you are as a person, your essence, and using that knowledge to hone into your characters and make them feel like they are part of you. Simply put, acting is living truthfully in imaginary circumstances. This famous phrase was coined by master acting teacher Sanford Meisner. 

Can anyone just audition for a movie?

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Movie auditions are typically by invitation only and through casting agents.  It is recommended that you hire an acting coach to help prepare and film your audition using an agency like Deborah Lemen Acting Studio. In addition, it is recommended that you participate in Deborah Lemen’s Showcase to get noticed by casting directors, agents and managers.

How can acting classes help me get auditions?

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To book auditions, you need to develop your acting skills and record a professional demo reel to show to top agents. Deborah Lemen Acting Studio will help you with your personal acting goals to provide you with direction and motivation, empower you, and boost your confidence and even offer IMDB credits (in her On-camera Intensives). Deborah Lemen Acting Studio in addition, hosts showcases and invites top-tier industry players to hand-select acting talent. 

What classes should a beginner actor take?

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Deborah Lemen and her team work with beginner actors looking to expand and cultivate their skills. We teach the Lemen Technique™, building a strong foundation to build upon, gradually incorporating more & more complex techniques, and uncovering your core essence along the way. 

At Deborah Lemen Acting Studio, we offer both on-line and in-person classes. Once a month, we offer a ‘Breaking Down the Script and Script Analysis’ class over on-line for any student who would like to attend.

At Deborah Lemen Acting Studio, we offer both on-line and in-person classes. Once a month, we offer a ‘Breaking Down the Script and Script Analysis’ class over on-line for any student who would like to attend.

What acting methods does Deborah Lemen Acting Studio teach?

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At the Deborah Lemen Acting Studio, we teach multiple acting methods, including Strasberg/Method Acting, Meisner Acting Technique, Chubbuck, Stanislavski's Method, and Gestalt Acting Method. 

Deborah Lemen, has taken her 40 years of experience studying & teaching these methods and developed The Lemen Technique, which taps into your core essence. Her proven track record teaching this The Lemen Technique speaks for itself.

How do I start an acting career?

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The best way to get into acting is by hiring a professional acting coach. Deborah Lemen started her acting studio to help kids, teens, and adults develop, hone, and enhance their acting techniques to enable them to build a career as professional actors. With intense study and practice in the classroom, on set, and on camera, we place special emphasis on training the actor to respond quickly and fully to all stimuli, giving them their greatest chance at working in the acting industry.

Is it important to take acting classes?

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Yes, when you are ready to begin cultivating your acting skills, Deborah Lemen Acting Studio offers private lessons and group classes to help you develop and enhance your acting techniques. Deborah allows you to take multiple classes a week so that you can hone your skills and grow as an artist at a rapid rate. She will challenge you to make bold choices while finding your core essence and helping you fall in love with the journey of acting.

Do most actors take acting classes?

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There are no education requirements for actors, but at Deborah Lemen Acting Studio, our team creates a safe space like a family so you feel comfortable walking down the path of self-discovery, taking big risks to find your ah-hah moments, while not being afraid to try new things. 

How can I be realistic in acting?

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As an artist, we understand that you want to take your sense of purpose, passions, values, and unique perspectives and share these through the art of acting. We help you to continually explore, create, and question yourself so you find the next ah-hah moment, thus continuing the creative process. 

What can I do to improve my acting career?

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Start by taking an acting class and working on improving your skills with a mentor like Deborah Lemen. With her and her team of industry professionals, you will be guided through a process that helps you hone in on your acting skills, build your confidence, understand who you are as an actor, and assist you in preparing for your auditions. 

How do I build my career as an actor?

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To stand out to top industry agents, you will want to seek formal training with a leading industry expert like Deborah Lemen to ensure you shine. You need to determine who you want to be as an actor, gain experience, IMBD creates, and have the support around you. At Deborah Lemen Acting Studio, you can do her Showcases and get extra exposure to top agents.

How do I learn on camera acting?

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At Deborah Lemen Acting Studio, we teach multiple types of acting, including The Lemen Technique, to assist you in developing your acting skills. We work on script analysis and character development to prepare you to film your Demo Reels using a State of the Art Red Camera, Sound, and Professional Editing. You will receive two scenes, one being an original script allowing you to receive IMDB Credit.

Are online classes worth it?

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Anyone who wants to study acting can benefit from online training. At Deborah Lemen Acting Studio, you have the option to take multiple classes a week through our online program. This allows you to expand your skills at your own pace.

What is finding your essence as an actor?

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Deborah Lemen is passionate about helping actors uncover their core essence. This involves understanding what it is that YOU want to say, taking it from your own life, and recognizing what’s fundamentally important and meaningful to you.

What will an acting coach do for me?

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Your Journey as an artist is about courageously walking down the path of self-discovery, taking big risks to find your ah-hah moments while not being afraid to fall on your face. Deborah Lemen and her team work hard to create a safe space like a family so you feel comfortable taking big risks.

What does it mean to find your core essence as an actor?

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Deborah Lemen is passionate about helping actors uncover their core essence. This involves understanding what YOU want to say, taking it from your own life, and recognizing what’s fundamentally important and meaningful to you.

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