Classes & Trainings
The Yat/Bentley Centre offers a range of classes and trainings for actors, writers, directors, and performers of all stripes. Whether early, mid or professional career, our dynamic program is geared to bring out the unexpected and visionary in us all. 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.
Semesters run September through December and January through June.
fall 2018 • Acting training
Sept. 2018 - dec. 2018
The acting 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
fall 2018 • Voice & Movement training
Sept. 2018 - Dec. 2018
The voice and movement training courses include:
The Yat/Bentley Theatre Technique
Movement for Actors
Additional training depending on needs of the ensemble and individual