Training at The Cappiello Studio is designed to guide young artists in the development and maintenance of a strong acting technique and a diversified skill set. Katie’s teaching is grounded in Method Acting: Lee Strasberg’s Stanislavski-based process for creating real life within fictional circumstances. The Method focuses on bringing the actor’s own experiences and personal understanding to character and scene work. Through the exploration and mastery of essential exercises such sense memory, scene and character study, script logic, subtext analysis, and improvisation, the acting becomes 3-dimensional, in-the-moment and rich with humanity and truth. Students move beyond role-playing and performance, and learn to be natural and go through something on stage or screen.
Acting, like ballet, violin, or painting, requires an investment in the study and practice of technique just as it requires creative and imaginative risk. Within The Studio’s nurturing yet intensive environment, young people have access to an array of exciting class offerings that will stretch their creative muscles and fine-tune their artistry. Katie’s custom-tailored teaching allows students of all ages, levels and goals to grow into well-trained, professional-level actors, all while retaining their individuality and raw talent.