Film and Acting 

Development of oral communication skills, creative problem solving, 
cooperative learning, enhanced motivation and commitment, initiative and a healthy self image are just a few benefits of artistic freedom and creativity involved in acting. ©Videos All rights reserved by BlackBox and students as credited.

theatre acting mask

Tuition: 4 sessions /$240
60 minutes each

Acting Private Lessons

Saturday and Monday times slots available
There will be 4 lessons 1 time per week on the same day

Beginners - Advanced; Ages 13 through Adult
Note: This is an instruction course in acting. We do not serve as acting agents.

This class provides valuable techniques for acting professionally. Launching an acting career takes passion, preparation, and technique. In this class you will be introduced to styles of acting to help you build an unstoppable artistic toolbox. This one-on-one instruction meets you where you’re at. Whether you are an absolute beginner with no experience or experienced, the instructor will prepare you as an actor by helping you develop your unique voice and style of acting.

girl acting afraid

Tuition : 8 sessions / $290

Acting & Film I

1 time per week 
8 sessions  2 hours each
Mondays 6 pm to 8:00 pm
(choose a session)

January 8, 15, 22, 29 (Jan 1 is a 5th week and holiday)
February 5, 12, 19, 26
OR
8 sessions 2 hours each
July 8, 15, 22, 29 (1st is a 5th week no class)
August 5, 12, 19, 26

Beginners - Ages 8 to 14
In this class, students are introduced to the acting world and the tools that prepare them to become actors through movement training or acting movement technique. This course will touch on facial expressions, vocal fitness, character psychology, and other essential storytelling techniques for auditions, preparation for roles, and generating ideas.

students acting while being filmed

Tuition: 8 sessions / $290 per student

Acting & Film 2

1 time per week
8 sessions 2 hours each
Mondays 6pm to 8pm
(choose a session)

March 4, 18, 25 (11th is spring break- no regular weekly class)
April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
OR
8 sessions 2 hours each
September 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28

Beginners Ages 8 to 14
Everything starts with a script. There are rules to follow in storytelling. This class is an approach to cinematic language. Students will learn the basic shots to create interesting stories using a camera. In this class students will touch on the creation of a character, how we look on camera, frames and images, filming, creating a scene and of course, acting.

students editing film

Tuition: 8 sessions / $290 per student

Acting & Film 3

Mondays - 1 time per week
8 sessions 2 hours each (choose a session)

May 6, 13, 20, 27
June 3, 10, 17, 24
(note: June 6th schools out for summer)
OR 
7 sessions 2 hours each
November 4, 11, 18, 25
December 2, 9, 16, ( HOLIDAY CLOSED 23rd and 30th No class )

Beginners Ages 8 – 14
Participants will learn how to design a production project from script, to choosing a location, shooting, and lighting.
They will discover the steps behind pre / post production work. Students will be introduced to tools such as Adobe Premiere and After Effects for creating high-quality products. 

View some of our students past work.

Summer Acting & Film '22: Session 2

Mission O

This short film was 100% imagined, created, written, filmed, and acted by students attending the BlackBox Summer Intro to Acting & Film Camp (Session #2) - '22. Instructed by Christian Toler.

Summer Acting & Film '22: Session 2

Love on the Other Side

This short film was 100% imagined, created, written, filmed, and acted by students attending the BlackBox Summer Intro to Acting & Film Camp (Session #2) - '22. Instructed by Christian Toler.

Summer Acting & Film '22: Session I

Grandma 

This short film was 100% imagined, created, written, filmed, and acted by students attending the BlackBox Summer Intro to Acting & Film Camp (Session #1) - '22. Instructed by Delani Chambers, assisted by Christian Toler.
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Summer Acting & Film '22: Session 1

Spider

This short film was 100% imagined, created, written, filmed, and acted by students attending the BlackBox Summer Intro to Acting & Film Camp (Session #1) - '22. Instructed by Delani Chambers, assisted by Christian Toler.
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Spring Break Acting & Film 2022

Scam

This short film was 100% imagined, created, written, and acted by students attending the BlackBox Spring Intro to Acting & Film Camp '22. Instructed by Delani Chambers.
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Spring Break Acting & Film 2022

A Heavy Lift

This short film was 100% imagined, created, written, and acted by students attending the BlackBox Spring Intro to Acting & Film Camp '22. Instructed by Delani Chambers.
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Spring Break Acting & Film 2022

The Comment

This short film was 100% imagined, created, written, and acted by students attending the BlackBox Spring Intro to Acting & Film Camp '22. Instructed by Delani Chambers.
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Acting & Film Summer 2021

Red Summer

This short film was 100% imagined, created, written, and acted by students attending the BlackBox Summer Intro to Acting & Film Camp (Session #3) - '21. Taught by Jeremiah Brite

Acting & Film Summer 2021

Max

This short film was 100% imagined, created, written, shot, and acted by students attending the BlackBox Summer Intro to Acting & Film Camp (Session #2) - '21. Taught by Jeremiah Brite

Acting & Film Summer 2021

Cursed

This short film was 100% imagined, created, written, and acted by students attending the BlackBox Summer Intro to Acting & Film Camp (Session #4) - '21. Taught by Jeremiah Brite

Some activities may be held outdoors – weather permitting. 

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Founded in 2015, Family owned and operated by retired
San Antonio Fire Department EMS LT. Dwayne Toler, and his wife, visual artist Susan A. Toler. BlackBox Music & Arts is a creative space where performing and visual artists gather to learn, collaborate, celebrate and contemplate; are encouraged to reach their full potential; and are challenged to a higher standard.

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PHONE: 210. 748.5599
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