Spring Cycle Class Registration

April – June 2024

For our Spring 2024 cycle we are opening registration to all interested actors, the Weekend Intensive is not required as a prerequisite but strongly encouraged. Please review each class description thoroughly before registering.

To Register for Class:

  1. Select your preferred class from the course options below. Paying attention to prerequisites and class descriptions.
  2. Select your preferred day and time from the listed options and click on the corresponding payment button.
  3. Pay your Class Fees.
  4. Once you’ve paid we will email over confirmation and next steps. 
  5. Once a class section  is sold out it will be indicated on the website. 

Having trouble? Want insight on what might be the right class for you? Returning student and want teaching staff to place you based on class performance?  Feel as though one class is better than the other for you, but the requirements aren’t a fit?  Email the Studio!  We’re happy to assist in getting you registered for class, and answering any questions you may have! (mornellstudios@gmail.com



WORK | Mondays with Sara

A weekly work out for those who have worked extensively with Sara, i.e. several years of coaching or role prep with Sara or you have been in her Monday class previously. 

Please email if you are interested to discuss further.

MON | Work Details

Level: Advanced | Invitation Only Unless Previously Have Been Enrolled in Mondays
Type: 3 Weeks
Meets via Zoom: Once a week for 3 Hours
Dates: April 4/15, 4/22, 4/29 | May 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 | June 6/3, 6/10, 6/17
Class Fees: $190
Taught by: Sara Mornell
Class Size: LIMITED TO 14 Actors
Register Here for Mondays @ 6pm:

On Camera I
(Tuesdays)

Never taken an On Camera class at Mornell Studios?  Want to continue to build both your self taping skills, and understanding script analysis in an audition setting? Start here! 

TUES | On Camera I Details

This class will focus on implementing and expanding students’ skills in a world of self-tape and Zoom auditions. Students will have the option to self-tape prior to each class, receive notes on their tapes, and/or work their materials during class sessions while also focusing on preparing for Zoom auditions and callbacks. Sample classes may include working with action, taking direction/redirection, etc. Students also have the option to bring in current auditions to work on in lieu of the class assignment. The material in this class will focus primarily on Co-Star and Recurring Co-Star roles. Please note this class runs 3.5 Hours. 

Examples of Concepts Covered: 

  • Taking direction & Redirection
  • Tone/Genre Showdown
  • BYO-Audition
  • Working with Action

The Details:

Meets via Zoom: Once a week for 3.5 Hours

Dates:
April
4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30
May 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28
 June 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25

Class Fees: $190

Taught by: Anna Borchert & Nicole Johnson

Ages 18+

Register Here for Tuesdays  6pm-9pm Eastern

On Camera II Advanced (Wednesdays)

Intimate weekly workout, keeping students fresh, prepared, and challenged for self-tape auditions with new and more in-depth material.

WED | On Camera II Advanced Details

Students will have the option to self-tape prior to each class, receive notes on their tapes, and/or work their materials during class sessions while also focusing on preparing for Zoom auditions and callbacks. Students also have the option to bring in current auditions to work on in lieu of the class assignment. The material in this class will focus primarily on a mix of Series Regular, Recurring Guest Star and Guest Star Roles. Please note this class runs 3.5 Hours. 

Examples of Concepts Covered: 

  • Audition Triage
  • Tone/Genre Showdown
  • BYO-Audition
  • Breathwork in Action
  • Elevating the Role 

 

The Details:
Meets via Zoom: Once a week for 3.5 Hours

Dates: April 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 | May 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 | June 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26

Class Fees: $190

Taught by: Anna Borchert & Nicole Johnson

Ages 18+

Register Here for Wednesdays  6pm-9pm Eastern

From Audition to Martini Shot (Tuesdays)

From the first audition, to booking, to filming, Sara takes actors thru every step of the process. 

TUES | From Audition to Martini Shot Details

Actors will walk thru all phases, and in the final month of class as group film their roles and recieve footage for their reels.

  • Table Reads
  • Chemistry Reads 
  • Role Prep
  • Handling negotiations & rep relationships 
  • Dealing with the reality of Zoom. 
  • Special Working Actor Guest Co-Teachers 

*This class requires ONE in person class in Atlanta, in the final week of class for filming. 

The Details:
Level: Intermediate

Type: 3 Months 

Meets via Zoom: Once a week for 3 Hours | Final Class In Person

Dates: Dates:
April
4/16, 4/23, 4/30
May 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28
June 6/4, 6/11, 6/18, 6/25

Class Fees: April & May $190 | June $300 (All Actors will reel footage, production costs are included in this class fee change for the final month)

Taught by: Sara Mornell 

Age: 18+

Class Size: LIMITED TO 14 Actors 

Register Here for Tuesdays @ 6pm

Wednesday Workout (Wednesdays)

For actors who have taken either the Intensive and On Camera at Mornell Studios, or Foundations. Dig deeper  into the Mornell Method and explore taking risks in a funy weekly workout format with the woman who started it all. 

WED | Workout Details
Classes are focused on deepening what it means to bring you to the work and how to become fearless risk takers in your auditions.
The Details:
Level: Mixed 

Meets via Zoom: Once a week for 3 Hours

 Dates: April  4/17, 4/24, 5/1 | May 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 | June 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26

Class Fees: $190

Age: 18+

Taught by: Sara Mornell 

Class Size: LIMITED TO 14 Actors 

Register Here for Wednesdays @ 6pm

 

Foundations
(Wednesdays)

Curious about the Mornell Method? New to the Studio? Refine who you are and elevate what you bring to the role, by deepening who you are and adding the Mornell Method to your tool kit.

WED | Foundations Details

Actors will learn Mornell Method classics, and other foundational concepts: 

  • Freefall technique 
  • Know the Show 
  • Emotional Triggers 
  • Script Analysis | WWSD (What Would Sara Do?) 
  • And More! 
The Details:
Level: Beginner (but open to actors of all levels) 

Meets via Zoom: Once a week for 3 Hours

Dates:  May 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 | June 6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26

Class Fees: $190

Taught by: Iona Leighton & Marissa Cuevas 

Class Size: LIMITED TO 14 Actors 

Register Here for Wednesdays @ 12pm EST

The Full Body Actor: Breathwork
(Thursdays)

Looking to deepen your mind body connection with breathwork? This 3-part breathing technique that efficiently allows us to get out of the overactive mind and enter into the wisdom of the body allowing us to come from a place of deeper intuition, creativity, and wholeness. 

 

THURS | Breathwork Details
The Details:

Each week actors will explore different parts of themselves in tandem with core pillars of the Mornell Method to break through old patterns and open to our more integrated, embodied selves as actors and human beings. Included in each weekly session will be individual and group processing, and a themed active breathwork session. 


Level: Open

Meets via Zoom: Once a week for 2  Hours

 DatesMay 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30  | June  6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27

Class Fees: $190

Taught by: Anisha Adusumili 

Class Size: LIMITED TO 16 Actors 

Register Here for Thursdays @ 6pm

Looking for youth training? One on one coaching with our youth coach and private lessons are available! Email them here: marissacuevas@mornellstudios.com

*Refund and cancellation policies can be found here. 

Jesse Williams

“The simple truth is that my performance, understanding, ability to progress, and yes, my employment, have all dramatically improved with the guidance and support of Sara Mornell. I consistently look to her for coaching, and wisdom, and am always, ALWAYS, better for it.”

– Grey’s Anatomy, Little Fires Everywhere

Mekia Cox

“If you want one of those coaches/teachers who tears you down to try to lift you up, Sara is not that. Sara is someone who will continuously lift your spirits reminding you of all the positive attributes that make you uniquely you, all the while tearing down all of the negative habits that are holding you back. She sincerely cares about each and every actor/actress she works with. Working with her has been so helpful to my career. I cannot thank her enough for the positive impact she’s had on my life.”
– The Rookie, Chicago Med

Noah Centineo

“When I was younger I worked on Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, I had a natural ability to perform and to act but I would never have been able to work on Network Television if it wasn’t for Sara. I owe so much to her not only as a teacher, coach and mentor but also as a friend. She is the derivative, she is the reason my career is where it is and why I’m so confident in where my career will go.”

-To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Black Adam, The Fosters

Atkins Estimond

“In Atlanta the options for good training are limited…I could see the bigger opportunities, but they were out of my reach. I didn’t feel like there was anyone who could take me to that next level and I didn’t want to sit in classes wasting my time and money. I had heard from some trusted sources that Sara was doing something very different and special at her studio. I took the first intensive that Sara did in Atlanta and I could tell right then that she could get me to where I wanted to be. I got into her class as soon as possible and in the short time that I’ve been working with her, I’ve had so many breakthroughs and experienced so much growth. Taking class with Sara has also been the first time that I’ve found myself inspired and motivated by the progress of my classmates. Sara doesn’t teach you how to act for the camera, she teaches you how to live on camera.”

– Hightown, Lodge 49

Christina Ochoa

“If you are considering taking the 2 day Intensive, don’t even hesitate. Sara redefined my entire outlook on the audition process.”

– A Million Little Things, Animal Kingdom, Promised Land

Paul Karmiryan

“I found Sara at a critical transitional period in my career and my life. As a dancer branching out into acting she gave me the tools and instilled in me the mindset needed to succeed in this industry in just a few months, not after years and years of training. Her coaching has helped me book 2 co-stars, 2 guest stars, and a supporting role in a movie from Netflix to ABC to Lifetime. Sara Mornell is the best thing this industry has seen and it all comes from the simple fact that she genuinely wants her actors to succeed and will move mountains to ensure that.”

-Veronica Mars, FBI

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