We will cover the LANGUAGE of comedy, breakdown and score your script/sides, and test drive the musicality of your comedy chops using MULTI-CAMERA sides.
Why Start With Multi-Camera? Because this particular genre uses all of the comedy rules and is the most challenging to ground.
You will (re)discover your sense of PLAY. You will increase your confidence in creating compelling comedic self-tapes without having to push the FUNNY.
CLASS LIMIT: 25 STUDENTS
Prep For Class: Sides are released on Sept 3. Self-tapes are due Sept 6 @ 5pm PDT
Week 1: September 8 - Live Session: Each tape is reviewed and each student will self-assess their current comedy chops. All tapes will receive feedback.
Week 2: September 15 - We are going to review the FUNdamentals and language of comedy so you can score your script like a comedy champ.
Week 3: September 22 - Live Session: Breakdown and Score a Comedy Script with Us. We are going to show you how to REHEARSE with your comedy sides.
Week 4: September 29 - Live Session: Practice how your PLAY! Let's put all of the tools together with a new set of sides. All tapes will be reviewed.
“Anna LaMadrid is hands down the best coach I have ever worked/taped with. She’s not only one of my most favorite comedic actresses, she has a unique understanding of how to actually direct comedy. She just gets it. But most importantly, she is a master at breaking down and then emphasizing character in the sometimes narrow context of a single scene. A seemingly simple moment of depth that will undoubtedly take you that extra mile with casting. I trust her implicitly. Work with Anna! You will book!”Christine Woods, Actor
Grace and Frankie, Room 104, Briarpatch, Stumptown, Man with a Plan and more.
“Hands down the greatest tools, guidance, and coaching (for comedy) I’ve received in my 10+ years of working in this business-I booked a Guest Star role in my very first coaching session with Alyshia Ochse!”Alicia Urizar
NCIS, For The People, Code Black and more.
“Anna is the best coach for self tapes I’ve ever worked with. As an actress herself, she brings all she has to the session. She offers up her instincts with so much generosity and conviction that it really helps take you where you need to go. I’ve always felt so proud of the work we’ve done together and I feel like I continue to learn so much from her. She is truly the best.”Dina Shihabi, Actor
Jack Ryan, Altered Carbon, Ramy and more.
“Having the opportunity of being coached by an actress of Alyshia’s caliber is priceless. She has an incredible gift for analyzing scenes while helping guide you to make your own meaningful discoveries and deepening the comedic characters and the world they live in.”Wayne Stephens, Actor
Succession, The Blacklist, and more.
TV credits include: Fake Angela on HBO's The Rehearsal, Recurring as Rocio on Hulu's This Fool, The Goldbergs, Vida, Grey's Anatomy, and more
Recently Alyshia recurred #FREERAYSHAWN - the Emmy-winning short form series produced by Antoine Fuqua opposite Laurence Fishburne.