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The Actor’s Roadmap: Advanced Training (ongoing)

6th March 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

¥10,000 – ¥100,000
Advanced Character Class


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This ongoing class based on the tools learned in the “Meisner” and “Building a Character” classes will help you to push further your exploration in your acting craft. Through mainly intensive scene work, you will have the opportunity to dig into various characters, work on their need, their flaws, their physicality. We will also work on how to approach a scene out of the whole context of the script and nonetheless create an interesting and meaningful emotional curve for your character.

This work will help you to expand your skills on the six qualities of your instrument: Physicality, Intelligence, Imagination, Personal experiences, sensory faculties, and Empathy.

For those actors aiming at a professional career – especially in an international market – longterm, ongoing training is crucial. In this group class you will receive consistent training, challenges and feedback based on your own level and progress.

You can join the classes at the beginning of each new month by booking a 1-month, 3-month or 6-month package (with discounts for longer upfront commitment).
To truly dive in deep and see real, lasting progress, staying committed for at least a 6-month period to training with the same tutor is highly encouraged (even if you choose to book month by month).

When joining the class for the first time, please bring a monologue, a scene or any materials that you would like to work on with you.
If you have your materials ready in advance, please send them directly to the tutor:
[email protected]

2023 Dates:

FEB: 6, 13, 20, 27
MAR: 6, 13, 20, 27
APR: 3, 10, 17, 24
MAY: 8, 15, 22, 29
JUN: 5, 12, 19, 26
JUL: 3, 10, 17, 24
AUG: 7, 14, 21, 28
SEP: 4, 11, 18, 25
OCT: 2, 9, 16, 23
NOV: 6, 13, 20, 27
DEC/JAN: 4, 11/ 22, 29

MAY 1, JUL 31, OCT 30, DEC 18 & 25, JAN 1, 8 & 15

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About the Instructor – Lucas Rue

Lucas RueLucas studied in ESRA (Ecole Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle) in PARIS. After his graduation in 2006, he worked on more than 60 films (Short Films, Music Videos, Documentaries, TV Shows and Feature Films) as Director, Assistant Director, Director of Photography, Cameraman and Gaffer.
Lucas studied acting alongside two of the most famous acting coaches in the U.S (Bob Mc Andrew and Susan Batson). Being their assistant and cameraman for 4 years, he acquired the skills he needed to pursue his work as filmmaker. As he was continuously working on film set, Lucas had eventually the opportunity to teach in one of the most prestigious acting school in Paris, “L’Entrée des Artistes” directed by Olivier BELMONDO. As “acting on screen” teacher for this institution for more than ten years, Lucas developed and sharpened his own method of teaching acting.
In 2017, he moved to Japan to continue is work as acting coach and filmmaker.


If I miss a class, can I make it up at a later date?

If you know at the time of booking your package that you will be absent during one specific date, the missed class can be added at the end of the package instead.
In case of missing a class because of a serious emergency, you can also make up the missed class at the end of your package.
However, if you miss a class for personal reasons, the class can unfortunately not be made up (such as feeling unwell without any heavy symptoms, working overtime or taking a mental health day). If the tutor has to cancel a class due to an emergency or otherwise unforeseen circumstances, the missed class will automatically be added to the end of your package, or credited towards any class date of your choice within the following month.

Do I need to take the “Introduction to Meisner” and “Building a Character” class before joining the ongoing one?

If you have previous acting experience you are welcome to join the ongoing training right away. Please contact the tutor directly to confirm before booking.
If you have never taken an acting class before, the introductory classes are a better starting point.

Can I audit the class before joining?

In order for our classes to remain a safe working space for our students we don’t allow audits. If you want to get a first impression before committing to a class, please join our monthly drop-in sessions!

I am joining both, Jim’s and Lucas’ ongoing classes – can I work on the same materials in both classes or do they need to be different ones?

In order for a consistent workflow in each class we recommend that you work on different materials in each class. That way you can focus on applying one approach at a time and discover step by step which elements of each method work best for yourself.

I have an audition coming up. Can I prepare for it in the ongoing class, even if I was working on a different scene or monologue before?

Of course! We will prioritise anything you need to work on towards a tight deadline!

Do I always have to bring my own scenes or monologues?

Generally, no. We ask you to bring something in the beginning so we can get to work right away, but once you’ve been working with us for a while the tutor will provide you with materials best suited to your progress. We are always open to your wishes and suggestions, so if you have something particular in mind that you’d like to work on just let the tutor know.


6th March 2023
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
¥10,000 – ¥100,000
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ELFS Japan Studio
2-9-14 Suido
Bunkyō-ku, Tōkyō-to 112-0005 Japan
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