Classes & Trainings
The Yat/Bentley Centre offers a range of classes and trainings for actors, writers, directors, and performers of all stripes in both group and private formats.
Semesters run January through June and September through December. The next phase of classes will begin in January 2019, with a few opportunities to join the rotation during the semester.
SPRING 2019 • YAT METHOD training
JAN. 2019 - JUNE 2019
The Yat/Bentley Method training consists of:
3-6 hours weekly of in-classroom acting education
2-4 hours weekly of rehearsals
Homework and exercises as assigned by teachers
Students are trained in the following areas that are fundamental to Yat’s work:
Action and Effort
The 4 Mental Factors
The 4 Motion Factors
The 8 Working Actions
The 6 Inner Attitudes (Character Types)
The 4 Externalized Drives.
The Confluence of Externalized Drives
Scenarios for all Inner Attitude types
Commitment to work, punctuality, and discipline are an absolute requirement. This is an intense program that requires deep emotional involvement, consistency and serious commitment in order to fully benefit from the program.
New students can apply for an interview to join the Yat/Bentley curriculum. Please inquire about the latest class schedule.
Tuesday AM: 10:30 am-1:30 pm (Jeffrey Bihr Studio, Oakland) - Enrolling now
Tuesday PM: 6:30 pm-9:30 pm (Jeffrey Bihr Studio, Oakland)
Saturday AM: 10:30am-1:30pm (Jeffrey Bihr Studio, Oakland) - Enrolling now
Saturday PM: 2:30pm-5:30pm (Jeffrey Bihr Studio, Oakland)
Thursdays AM & PM: Inquire for availability - Enrolling now
Fridays AM & PM: Inquire for availability - Enrolling now