When:      Monday afternoons

                 12PM - 3PM

                 Age Limit: 16 and up

                 $399 for 4 week session

Where:    The Director’s Playhouse

                 11543 West Olympic Boulevard

                 Los Angeles CA 90064



                 Email me for more info!

If I had never taken Martin's class, I would have NEVER fallen in love again with this craft! My heart is on fire! Martin is truly a gift! -- Caroline G.

The passion I long ago "stuffed into a trunk and slid under my bed" in order to pursue another path in life has been awakened! -- John M.

Martin has helped me so much with my acting career, and he is a huge blessing to so many of us!!! He really is a gifted teacher and an amazing actor. I really mean this! And so many of his students feel the same way!! -- Sue C.

Stage to Screen - prepare for the Web Series!

Get IMDb Credit, Reel Footage... and MUCH MORE! 

Stage to Screen is a new four week ongoing scene study class taught by award winning actor and director Martin Thompson. Scenes and selections from the world's greatest plays and playwrights including Ibsen, Chekov, and Strindberg will be adapted from the Stage to the Camera, bringing each scene and character to vibrant modern life on screen. 

  1. Rediscover the classics of theatre and the rich history of our profession!

  2.  Stage vs. camera - make the transition.

  3.  All classwork is filmed for instant feedback.

  4.  Video available for viewing online or downloading for use on website or demo reel

  5.  Access to private coaching with Martin Thompson throughout the course.

  6.  Demo reel advice, personalized career coaching and mentoring.

  7.  Video taping services available for auditions.

  8.  Class size is extremely limited.  Each student works every week!  

Martin Thompson is an actual working actor with decades of credits in TV, fIlm, and theatre. As a former New Yorker, his daytime television work included recurring roles on many of the soaps, plus hundreds of appearances on the New York stage and in regional theatres nationwide. His film credits include roles opposite Kevin Costner, Colin Firth, Dustin Hoffman, Dean Jones, Hayley Mills, and Paul Rudd. He can currently be seen on the Hallmark Movie Channel opposite Jane Seymour in Lake Effects, and on this season’s NCIS: Los Angeles.

Martin is also the producer and director of "The Classics on Camera" - an exciting new Web Series, now filming under a SAG-AFTRA New Media Agreement. Actors who appear in the web series are signed to a union contract, receive an IMDb credit, and a copy of their work for use on their website or demo reel. With crisp and vibrant cinematography, and an original musical score by BMI award-winning composer Tim Thompson (The Nanny, Charles in Charge, Lassie) this web series brings the great classics of the Theatre to brand new life on the World Wide Web!

Taught by Martin Thompson at The Director’s Playhouse

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Next Session begins in 2014 - Register Today!