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Apr 19 2024


10:00 AM – 5:00 PM



Personalization: 3-Day Workshop

This workshop takes place in-person at our Los Angeles studio and is taught by master teacher Marilyn McIntyre!

Personalization is comprised of two Parts: Your “Story” and Your Imagination.

This 3-day Intensive will explore the fusion of the two parts of Personalization to experience the awareness, clarity, and connectedness of the actor’s mind, heart, and body. Explore and understand these essentials to be able to bring a fictional character to complex, spontaneous, and compelling life. Acting is really about getting ready to act. When we’re working, the acting shouldn’t show. Besides being physically and vocally prepared, the actor must also be emotionally prepared. The actor’s instrument must be “tenderized” so that the fictional story can be successfully, but safely, personalized. The audience wants to be taken on a journey; you must be ready to go on the journey of the character, no matter how emotionally challenging the journey might be.

Personalization is crucial and at the heart of an actor’s work in all genres: “kitchen sink” real-life, contemporary, historical, fantasy/science fiction, etc. Living truthfully in a fictional world, whatever that world may be, is always the goal. And you, as human actors, have to find where and what that being, or character, is going through. Recognizable human emotions are essential in all of these beings; in all of these characters.

BELIEF allows SPONTANEOUS LIFE to happen every time.

In a safe environment:
• More readily, deeply, yet privately access not merely your emotions and senses, but more completely your truest self for your acting (scenes, auditions, jobs).
• Use psychological/physical connections to more quickly release and heighten your personal instincts and impulses.
• Challenge the blocks to your passions and innate spirit for practical application to the work.

Friday— April 19   (10 am – 5 pm)
Saturday— April 20   (4 pm – 8 pm)
Sunday— April 21   (10 am – 5 pm)

This is an intensive. The days are long. The work will challenge you. But the class is exciting, and surprising! Come prepared to dive in and work hard, but know there will be lots of fun and time for connecting with your fellow classmates as well. This is a unique and special class that is not regularly offered. It provides a great opportunity for breakthrough and growth in your own career, and also a chance to build friendships and working relationships with your classmates through the wonderful bonds that form during this intensive. As Marilyn McIntyre is an actor herself, she understands the respect and encouragement that helps create a most optimal environment for actors to feel safe, and to grow.

About 1 week before the start of the class, assignments and materials will be emailed out.

The studio is happy to work with students who need to break up payments into multiple installments. Please contact info@howardfine.com for assistance.

Space is limited to TEN actors. Actors are given a lot of individual attention and work time.

Register now to reserve your spot. 

Hourly Schedule

Friday, April 19

10 am1 pm
Morning Session
1 pm 1:30 pm
Lunch Break
1:30 pm 5 pm
Afternoon Session

Saturday, April 20

4 pm8 pm
Class 2

Sunday, April 21

10 am 1 pm
Morning Session
1 pm1: 30 pm
Lunch Break
1:30 pm5 pm
Afternoon Session


Marilyn McIntyre
Marilyn McIntyre

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 19 2024
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Howard Fine Acting Studio
Howard Fine Acting Studio
1320 N. Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

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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