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Won Backstage West’s 2011 Readers’ Choice Award for:
Runner up for Favorite Private Coach
and for Favorite Casting Workshop
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Perhaps more than any other time of life, the teen years are a period associated with distinct social norms, and language patterns are especially important to the social dynamics of teenagers. Their characteristic communication style is their trademark; it's one of the things that give this time of life such a unique flavor. For teenagers, their vernacular literally gives them entrance into the various subgroups of a culture that depends greatly on particular modes of communication. So what better way for a young actor to prepare than with the language of their peers? The up-to-date communication style in these scenes-written by teens, for teens-is what makes them so accessible to the teenaged actor. "These scenes are playable and organic, with topics that are real and intuitive, and characters that are familiar to teens of the 21st Century. They can slip into these roles as readily as they slide into their own social circles."
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