CLASSES ARE LIMITED TO 20 ACTORS
ALYN'S WORKSHOPS WILL APPEAR IN THIS AREA WHEN
COMMENTS FROM THE CLASS AT THE BURT REYNOLDS INSTITUTE AUGUST 2019
Donna Carbone ...A night to remember. Thank you
so much for such a wonderful class last night. Everyone came
away feeling they had learned more than they ever anticipated.
I certainly learned a lot from watching and listening to you
direct each monologue. Truly some of the most valuable and enjoyable
hours I have spent at the Institute.
Suzanne Kovi ...Last night I had the wonderful
honor of being directed by Alyn Darnay. This man has an incredible
way to bringing you to so many levels of expression by trusting
your own sense memory. Using a monologue I wrote, he was able
to help me give my character a whole new life. Now I get to
return to the page and give her even more depth and meaning.
It was incredible! I've never been a monologue fan. That has
changed. Alyn Darnay, you changed me. Everyone was gutsy and
took direction like real pros. Loved this night! More please
Karen Chimato ...What an amazing class last night
with Alyn Darnay at The Burt Reynolds Institute. A wonderful
array of monologues expertly tweeked to perfection. I'm so proud
of my fellow actors for their brave and risky choices. Happy
to have been part of this special evening. Alyn was so insightful
and encouraging. Monologue hell became monologue heaven!
you for a wonderful class tonight. I learned so much!
...Super acting workshop with great teacher, Alyn Darnay last
evening! Super class! Learning to step up to the challenge and
"'be in the moment".
COMMENTS FROM THE CLASS OF JUNE 2019
Lee Lima ... This
workshop was just what I needed for continuing growth in my
craft. I've been working on one project to the next, and it
is so important to make time and train with the best - Alyn!
I am so thankful he took the time to teach a small class of
actors and I was lucky to be included!
Chimato...What an amazing and delightful afternoon of
wise instructionfrom multi-talented Alyn Darnay.
August Costa... A workshop like no other- Alyn
Darnay literally pulls things out of you- he is one hell of
a teacher- I will take his workshop everytime it is offered!
Sheila Guberman Friedman... This workshop was the best.
Alyn directed me to quickly find the person I was portraying.
The learning experience was phenomenal. I can't wait to take
another class. The time when so quickly and I learned so much.
Thank you Alyn. I can't wait to take another class with you.
Lisa Wood ...This workshop is a must - learned
so much in 5 hours and saw great results with all who participated-
truly enriching and left me with anticipation for the next one!
Thank you Alyn so very much for a super amazing day.
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COMMENTS FROM THE CLASS OF FEBRUARY 2017
Kelly Levey ...It
was a "killer" of a class today, an actor's class
at the highest caliber. Alyn Darnay, I can't even call it a
workshop, it was more than that. Thank you for helping me grow
in my craft. I am sure I speak for many of the actors who attended
this extraordinary day of digging deep to find the sweet spot
of the art of acting. We were working, digging, challenging
ourselves. That's a recipe for growth and boy did we explode!
Once again, thank you so very much. I've grown tremendously
from within to emote outward. With gratitude, your student and
Pace ...Floored by the talent in that room! Even more
floored how Alyn Darnay was able to pull out what he did from
these talents. Like a master magician it was mesmerizing! Thank
Tess Labbela...I couldn't wait to get home and
write this note to you. I first want to say your class was spectacular
with a capital "S". Thank you from the bottom of my
heart for giving the gift of YOU today. I enjoyed every moment
and learned so much. I was really touch by your warm words and
was so blown and thrilled at how you enhanced my, "Meatball
Monologue ". I really hope to have the opportunity to work
with you in the future. See you soon. Much Love.
Adamo...I had such an amazing and wonderfully emotional
day with Alyn Darnay at his workshop! I agree with all Laurel
said too. The actors present were all so talented and professional!
Loved all your performances.
Falborn... Ditto.... he's the best. Always a worthwhile
workshop. Thank you Alyn Darnay.
Marilyn Carlisle...I have taken his class before and you
are right! It's spot on for us actors!
Carole Wood...So glad you and many others I love had the
chance to experience what I've already gotten to from one of
my best friends, Alyn Darnay.
Maja Nile ...Yes, He is amazing...so many insights....and
Robynn Fredericks...Totally agree, Laurel! Such a fabulous
class and great insight from a true actor's director! Thank
you so much, Alyn Darnay! I'm looking forward to the next and
digging even deeper!
Debbie Baker Robinson... Alyn is very good at
Shardan Pfeiffer... wasn't it amazing!
I woke up thinking about it, and how great it was. To be there,
among such talented actors... It inspired me - Alyn Darnay and
everyone else- to want to be a better actor. When is the next
class, Alyn Darnay? :)
Karen Aruj ...It was so excellent to be in the presence
and work of so many good actors. You were wonderful! I'm looking
forward to more classes and an exciting upcoming project!
Brown...Thank you for yesterday. I learned more about
myself from your insightful direction in both scene work and
monologue which will help me to audition more honestly. It's
never too late and you're never too old to learn more about
yourself. - feeling inspired.
Alyn Darnay. Thank you so much, today was such a growing experience.
Gabrielle Antoinette ...Love it! This workshop
was awesome! We really worked those chops! Best actors! Love
you guys !
Mary Farah ...Thanks Alyn Darnay for such an extraordinary
class. I learned so much. I love you all so much. Some I know,
some I just met. You are my family regardless. Acting is a gift.
Acting is my passion! Yesterday, I attended an extraordinary
workshop by Alyn Darnay and it was amazing in every way! Alyn
Darnay took the time with each and every talented individual
in that room and help us dig deep into our character, whether
it was in a monologue or and a scene. He guided us into
truly understanding our purpose in the character. I appreciated
that and the whole workshop! Get comfortable into being uncomfortable
and let go! Thank you Alyn Darnay. Some I knew in this workshop,
others I just met, to me we are all family! Thank you! Keep
shining! Lets keep reaching for the stars.
Burton Gazzara... Thank you Alyn Darnay for this
extraordinary acting workshop. You shared many pearls of wisdom.
I learned a lot.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
I teach a method of acting I've developed through my
many years of working with actors in my capacity as director, actor
and screenwriter. It blends my own training, award-winning experience,
and understanding of today's style of acting preparation and performance
with elements from the standard methods of Stanislavski, Strasberg,
Hagen, Meissner, and Adler.
This method breaks
down the psychology of acting study, practice, and style into an easily
executable methodology aimed at fostering believable performance from
any individual actor. My desire to create inspired actors is aimed at
improving their innate abilities and performance, my method of acting
develops unique techniques within the individual actor that allows him/her
to reach their full potential and discover a new world of deeply compelling
sensory acting ability.
As you might imagine,
the intense daylong Workshop is a hands -on acting workout, not a lecture
and covers several distinct techniques. The Workshop is limited in number
to allow a more intimate one-on-one opportunity to absorb the method
while providing a safe environment in which to interface and work with
the other actors learning along side of you as you identify personal
strengths and overcome your weaknesses.
I believe that
every actor must be able to create an intense emotional reality and
a vibrant imaginary world to inhabit while acting. This is not an easy
task, nor does it generally come naturally. It takes practice, training
and exercise to bring it into clear focus.
Here's your opportunity
to learn how to dissect a character with razor sharp precision, and
then utilize that knowledge to reach a level of creative performance
that you never imagined you could ever attain.
Don't just be a
good actor; master the knowledge to become a great one, this workshop
is designed to help you accomplish that...at every level.