Founded in 2015, MGA is a non-profit acting studio, school and art center located in the heart of Charleston.
MGA acting studio offers courses in acting with main focus on film, television and commercials. The acting classes include: scene studio intensives, monologue workshop, solo-show performance workshop, script analysis, voice, beginner/beginning/amateur, comedy and teen, youth and students with disabilities. MGA acting school with offer classes that are 4-weeks, 6-weeks and 10-week classes along with workshops in acting and careers in the film industry from directing to photography.
At Michael Givens & Associates Acting and Film Institute, we develop sophisticated, yet remarkably simple techniques that increase spontaneity in performance and clarity in storytelling. Through workshops, classes and publications we share these techniques with professional actors, directors, writers, aspiring artists and young people. We utilize these techniques in productions, through which we connect our work with audiences. MGA serves as the artistic home for a thriving community of artists who share a passion for spontaneous creative expression and clear storytelling. Our goal is to give people a powerful experience that positively transforms their lives.
School, Class & Production Philosophy
· There is no one “way” to approach acting. It’s all about finding whatever works.
· Acting is fun and comes natural to those with talent
· The best technique is invisible.
· Unplanned behavior is usually much more interesting than planned behavior.