2019 Schedule

Held In Montauk And New York City

1) FLAGSHIP SUMMER INTENSIVE 

July 1st through September 1st

This 8-week program is the fundamental foundation of The Method. Upon completion, each student will receive a short video of their work, a Certificate of Completion, and a final Showcase for friends, family, and industry. 

Gary’s Flagship Eight-Week Summer Program, although not certified, is equivalent, in hours, to two semesters of graduate work at an MFA program. Students will be personally trained and mentored by Gary Swanson and his staff. The work will include Relaxation, Sensory Exercises, Improvisation, Etudes, Scene Study, Cold Reading, Script Analysis and On Camera Concepts.

The Montauk grounds are ideal for reading plays, rehearsing and individual exercises without interference or the demands of city living. During the Flagship Program, although not required, all actors who attend are also invited to participate in the weekly, Wednesday night classes at Gary’s studio in the American Theater for Actors on West 54th St.

The workshop hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday through Monday. Tuesday through Thursday students read plays, work on sensory exercises or rehearse with each other in preparation for scene study.

$6,000 (lodging not included)

$7,900 (with lodging)

*Scholarships and Group Rates Available for our Flagship Summer Program.

 (A two-hour private coaching session with Gary  – valued at $550 – will be included for any student who signs up for The Flagship Program or One free month [4 sessions] on either Gary’s Wednesday night class in NY or his Saturday class in Montauk. These added options will begin in mid-September.)

2) LIGHTHOUSE  SUMMER INTENSIVE 

For those interested in only one month, here are other options.

July 1st through July 31st

$3,500 (lodging not included)

$4,200 (with lodging)

August 1st through September 1st 

$3,500 (lodging not included)

$4,700 (with lodging)

3) BASIC TECHNIQUE WEEKEND INTENSIVES

If you are new to Method Acting it is recommended – but not required – that you attend one of these weekend intensives in preparation for the Flagship Program or the weekly classes in NYC.

Weekend Intensives are held in Montauk on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.mSpace is Limited. Lodging available.

Those who join the Flagship Program, the cost of a weekend intensive will be applied to the Flagship Summer Program’s full tuition.

 $375 / weekend (lodging not included)

WITH LODGING IN MONTAUK:

June (weekend of the 22nd and 29th) $475 

July $575 / weekend

August $675 / weekend

September $475 / weekend

NYC   L O C A T I O N

4) BASIC TECHNIQUE WEDNESDAY WORKSHOP

This 8 – Week introductory workshop will employ the exercises and scene work used in The Stanislavski System advancing to Lee Strasberg’s “The Method”.

Time: 2 – 5 p.m.

Place: The Company Space in the American Theater of Actors Building, 314 W 54th St.

$395 / 8 classes paid in full

$65 drop-in per class

5) GARY SWANSON’S MASTER CLASS

This is an ongoing group of actors who have consistently attended classes and proven their knowledge and understanding of the work. It is the genesis of an acting company that will mount productions of classic and contemporary plays, in and around the New York area.

Time: 6 – 10 p.m.

Place: ATA 314 W 54th St.

$475 / 8 classes paid in full

$70 drop-in per class

* Students are required to go through an application, interview, and acceptance process. Please contact us for more information. Space is limited. Payment is non-refundable and must be paid in full before the commencement of the program.

*In addition to the summer program, Gary schedules Skype coaching and group classes around the world. The Montauk Group has held and will continue to hold intensives in Hungary, Russia, Costa Rica, and Puerto Rico.

*Part of the program is to work with video and still images. All actors are required to sign a standard boilerplate film release.

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