EnActe Storytellers

Are you an actor, writer, director, or performer? Join EnActe Storytellers to have a consistent home where you can hone your craft!

Every Wednesday night, you will be given a chance to showcase your work, receive critiques and feedback, and grow your skills under the guidance of an experienced film & theatre director. This unique opportunity will allow you to become a part of a holistic multi-disciplinary community of dedicated artists committed to your success!

EnActerium

830 Stewart Drive, Suite 115

Sunnyvale, CA

Launching February 26th, 2020

Wednesday evenings 6:00p-7:50p

Supplemental classes 8:00p-9:45p

Browse our curriculum below and find out what classes are right for you!

What is the difference between a professional and an amateur? Script analysis! Attendees will be given TWO different scenes from which they will be taught the landmark GOTE analysis technique to gain a deeper understanding of story.

Attendees will be given a challenging scene for which they will have to perform script analysis, and then perform for an audition. Auditions will ultimately be categorized as red, yellow (call-back), or green (cast). It’s a great way to practice!

Attendees will be able to perform several different improv exercises, working with each other to create fun and fantastic new stories.

Attendees will learn the different techniques that Stella Adler uses in order to create and develop character. They will have a chance to BECOME a new character.

Attendees will learn the essence of story and act structure, helping them hone their ability to tell incredible stories themselves.

Attendees will learn the general thesis of Sanford Meisner’s acting theories, as well as being introduced to activities that they can do at home in order to become better at living in the moment.

We’re leaving the courses beyond March open, so that our community can direct the flow of the work.

Meet your instructor!

Photo of Academy Director Vijay Rajan

Writer/director Vijay M. Rajan has been writing, directing, and producing since 2001. He has worked on feature films, stage productions, short films, commercials, documentaries, corporate videos, and TV shows, with budgets ranging from ultra-low to the millions. He has been lauded by Ted Schilowitz, a vice-president at Paramount Pictures, as one of the “fastest-rising and most-talented young directors in the country.” Over the course of his corporate and film work, he has directed such names as comedian Bill Engvall, actors Harrison Ford, Rosario Dawson, Alec Baldwin, and Benjamin Bratt, personality Deepak Chopra, and multi-talented performer Alyson Stoner, among many others.

As a teacher, he intends to bring to the Bay Area a level of Los Angeles and New York professionalism, training, and quality. He believes in a multi-disciplinary holistic training approach that incorporates elements of multiple acting/narrative schools, including but not limited to Adler, Meisner, Strasberg, and practical aesthetics. Now he has taken the position of Director of EnActe Academy, and is proud to lead EnActe Storytellers as a part of his continued mission to enhance the reputation of the Bay Area through the natural talents of its committed performers and storytellers!

If you’re coming to an upcoming clinic, attach what you’ll be sharing here, or email it to Vijay, before we meet.

For larger files, please use email (vijayrajan@enacte.org) or bring it along on your own device. For videos, please upload it to YouTube and provide us with a link. Thank you!