PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND MANAGEMENT FOR PERFORMERS WITH DISABILITIES

  • / classes

    Performing Arts Studio West offers comprehensive classes in acting, dance, and music for performers with disabilities. PASW also provides technical training in lighting, sound, recording, camera operation, editing, and computerized special effects.

  • / industry guests

    Celebrity and other industry guests that share the experience of working and speaking with our talented actors include: Jon Voight, Sean Penn, Charlize Theron, Edward James Olmos, CCH Pounder, Esai Morales, Hill Harper, Bryan Cranston, Debra Wilson, Kurt Yaeger, Nic Novicki, Mindy Sterling, directors Michael Lembeck, Alan Mayle, and Jessie Nelson, jazz musician Stanley Jordan, cinematographer Walt Lloyd, audio engineer, mixer, and editor Jesse Dodd, among many others.

  • / consumer support

    INDIVIDUAL SERVICE PLANS

    Individual Service Plans are developed for each PASW client based on their personal needs and objectives. Outcomes include all areas of the performing arts curriculum, plus vocational and social skill goals. Supports are designed to assist each individual to succeed in these specified areas.

  • / talent management

    CASTING SUBMISSIONS

    The PASW Director of Talent researches and submits clients for both disability specific and non-traditional roles for union and non-union projects, including film, television, music videos and commercials.

    INDUSTRY LIAISON

    PASW works with SAG-AFTRA, the Media Access Office, casting directors, producers, and directors to promote and increase hiring of performers with disabilities for entertainment industry projects.

    CAREER DEVELOPMENT

    PASW Talent Managers develop head shots and resumes for clients who are to work professionally. They consult with clients to put together the right look for each role. Acting instructors teach audition and on-set protocol.

  • / PASW stage rentals

    PASW has two soundstages for classes and in-house productions. These spaces are available to be used by various film, music video, and industrial projects on a per hire basis. Please contact us regarding rates and available times via our contact page.

  • / project development

    MULTIMEDIA ALTERNATIVE ART PROJECT

    PASW is now focusing on a uniquely creative endeavor, reconstructing classic childhood nursery rhymes into dark, alternative art styles both thought provoking, and sometimes disturbing. This innovative multimedia project will include a full-color coffee table art book, art installation, and high-concept animated music video. This project will feature work composed entirely by PASW artists, actors, performers, and musicians, as well as entertainment industry celebrities.

  • / audition & on-set support

    AUDITION & ON-SET SUPPORT

    PASW staff accompanies actors to auditions and actual filming or taping on locations and sound stages. Support and coaching is provided as needed for clients to work at a professional level.

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