Downey Adult School offering acting class

DOWNEY - Downey Adult School is offering a new class this fall: "Acting for Stage and Screen."The class starts Sept. 12 and meets Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m. The class is intended for people who have never acted but always wanted to, as well as beginning actors. Students will learn the difference between stage and screen acting while learning scenes from films and plays. The instructor is Harli Ames, who has taught at universities and private schools. He was one of 25 people chosen from 2,500 applicants to enter the Bachelor of Dramatic Arts program at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Australia in 2001. The program is renowned for providing classical dramatic training to Cate Blanchett, Mel Gibson, Judy Davis and others. Ames graduated from the program in 2004 and has been working as a professional actor since then. He has appeared in multiple theater productions, including performances at the Sydney Opera House. He has worked extensively on screen in Australian television and film. Ames has also appeared in American film, appearing alongside Nicholas Cage, Jamie Foxx, Jessica Biel, Kate Hudson, Matthew McConaughhey and others. He also manages his own film production company, Miki Productions. For more information on the class, go online to

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