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Jun 27 2024


2:00 PM – 5:00 PM


$175 | $50

Acting the Extremes

This 1-day class will teach you how to master many of the “extreme” characters you may come across in your career!

Actors are called upon to tackle all kinds of challenging material. How would you approach a Disney Villain? Or a sitcom stereotype? How about the next Mother of Dragons?

In this class, Howard will teach you how to avoid common traps involved with playing the extremes. Each actor will be assigned unique material – there’s no one-size-fits-all! Each extreme has a specific lesson. Learn the right ways to approach an extreme role without losing your authenticity or becoming a stereotype.

Some extremes that may be covered:

Sitcom “Stereotypes”
Disney Esque roles 
Schizophrenia / Mental Challenges 
Serial Killer / Horror 
Drug Addict 
High Fantasy/ Mythical Characters 
Hostage Situation 
Natural Disaster Victim
Southern Belle  
Organized Crime/ Thug/ Henchmen  
Old Hollywood 
And more… 


How it works:
Each performing participant will be cast in a scene and required to film a self-tape of the scene prior to class. Thorough knowledge of self-taping is required to ensure all tapes submitted resemble professional self-tapes. If you are new to self-taping, please do not sign up as a participant.

Participation in this class is subject to review and approval of the actor’s self-tape. Although rare, anyone whose tape is not approved will be refunded and allowed to watch the class instead.

Date: Thursday, June 27 at 2pm (PT)

Cost for Performing Participants: $175

Cost for Observing Participants: $50


Howard Fine
Howard Fine

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jun 27 2024
  • Time: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Fine Online

The use of a phone, Ipad, tablet or computer to join online class via ZOOM and record self-taped videos for homework.

You are required to join this online class from a stable and focused environment with strong internet connection. Please do not take class from a car, airport, restaurant, etc.

All students are encouraged to obtain and read copies of Howard’s book, Fine on Acting: A Vision of the Craft and Uta Hagen’s, A Challenge for the Actor. Both of these texts are required for the 6-Week Acting Technique course. 


Upon receipt of payment, participants will receive a confirmation with the information and instructions for joining the online class. Joining a Zoom meeting is super easy and requires the use of one of the following: computer, tablet, phone or Ipad.

Payment must be received before the class start time to be permitted entry into the course.

In order to ensure proper enrollment, please leave a first and last name and use this same name to log into Zoom on the day of the meeting. Your name will be seen by other participants. Participants who try to join the Zoom meeting under a name other than used to enroll here will not be granted access in to the meeting.

Please note, we do not offer refunds for missed classes. Make-ups or credits may be offered at the sole discretion of the studio administration and only if a similar course or lecture is being offered in the near future.

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