Friday, October 11, 2013

Children's and Teens Acting Classes at Jade Castle Studios!

Hello Jade Castle fans!

I would like to announce that Jade Castle Studios is now offering 

Acting Classes for Children and Teens

When: Oct 20, every Sunday for 12 weeks.

Where: Jade Castle Studios - 501 Augusta St. Greenville SC 29605

Children's Classes (ages 7-10) will be held 1-2:30pm. Teen Classes (ages 11-16) will be held from 3:30-5:30pm.

These classes are ONLY $15! 

All fees must be paid up front to take advantage of this deal!

SPACE IS LIMITED, so reserve your spot by emailing

About the Instructor

Nikole Hunter-Weber was a Theater Major at Winthrop University.

After leaving Winthrop , Nikole began her journey into Film and Television acting; sifting through many different modeling and talent agencies, until aligning herself with John Casablanca's Modeling and Talent Agency in Charlotte, North Carolina . By early 1998 she became a recognized instructor for John Casablanca's (JC's) in their Acting and Modeling classes. As a popular figure at JC's, Nikole realized that teaching was indeed her niche within the Industry. Supervising Runway to Make-up, Speech and Acting techniques she taught over 1000 students from ages 11-65. After relocating to Australia in 2001, Nikole brought her knowledge and experience to the Mid North Coast. In 2002, Queen-O-Drama Productions was born; and went on to become a full-service Talent Agency in 2003. Having taught hundreds of students from Forster to Coffs Harbour, Nikole brought a new approach to the budding film and television industry in the area.

In addition to this, Nikole was able to work within the local area as part of community and charity groups, and has served on many Arts and Cultural committees while in Australia. She has also been able to help market and facilitate creative, educational and fun activities for a diverse range of people and businesses on the Mid North Coast and around the State of New South Wales. Coordinating events such as: Voice-Over workshops for “No Strings” Puppet Group (2003), developed a training course in On-Camera Techniques for Local and State Distance Education Teachers (2005); founded, organized and booked venues for “Question in a Pocket” Improvisation group for the (Port Macquarie) City of the Arts (2004); co-produced and instructed for a local Children’s Theatre group, “StageFright” (2005); coordinated businesses, music, lighting and models for the Port Central Spring Fashion Show (2007); planned and implemented 2 (two) courses and Finale performances at Bellingen’s Camp Creative (2005-2006); and was MC for the Comboyne Songwriter’s Festival (2003), The RSPCA’s Million Paws Walk (2008-2009) and the Wauchope RSL Melbourne Cup Luncheon (2009) Now, back in her hometown of Pickens, SC, Nikole is getting back to her Roots. By offering her Acting Courses and relocating Queen-O-Drama Productions, she hopes to provide her services to new and established Actors in the Region. However, Nikole certainly isn't one to hide behind the scenes, and will be doing her best to get herself "out there" and working as an Actor once again!


If you haven't already, check out the other classes being offered this month!

Adult Acting Classes with Emmy Award winning actor, Ron Joseph
Adult Acting Classes - LINK

Free Audition Workshop with Beau Phillips
Free Audition Workshop

Monday, October 7, 2013

FREE WORKSHOP at Jade Castle Studios

Hello Jade Castle fans! I just wanted to update you all on the classes and events scheduled, and to be scheduled, at Jade Castle Studios.

First, make sure to "like" and share the Jade Castle FB page: Jade Castle fb

And also, the Jade Castle Fundraiser Campaign page: Jade Castle Fundraiser

I really need your helps, guys.  I cannot do this on my own. Please donate to the campaign and encourage others to donate, at least until tenants are moved in, the business is up and running and it is self sustaining. It is very important to spread the word and encourage support of this. I have so many plans for the studio but can not do them without the funds and without word of mouth, so tell everyone you know about Jade Castle. Every dollar helps, and every time someone hears of Jade Castle that hadn't heard of it before, it creates that much more potential and brings us closer to making this a reality!

Back to classes…As you know, adult acting classes have already been scheduled. You don't want to miss this! Emmy Award winning actor, Ron Joseph, will be teaching these classes! And they are only $15/class if paid up front! Email for  more information and/or to reserve your spot. We are almost full so reserve your spot today!

If you haven't seen the announcement for these classes, here's the link : Adult Acting Classes 

Jade Castle Studios is now also offering a FREE AUDITION WORKSHOP.

In this workshop, you will….

Explore a new means to catch the directors eye.
Discover more of your types.
And much more!

Please prepare a four sentence monologue.

Beau Phillips will be teaching this workshop. Many of us know Beau from Centre Stage Theatre right here in Greenville! Who doesn't love Beau? :)

Beau holds a BFA from Indiana University in Theatre and Telecommunications and a MFA in Performance from The University of Georgia. He has toured all over the country as an actor and specializes in Audition techniques. He started acting at The Warehouse Theatre in 1977, worked for Centre Stage for 10 years, and is a founding member of The And Then Some Players, now known as Cafe And Then Some. Beau will show you how to give an audition that shows your strengths and will help you identify your types. What have you got to lose? It’s a free workshop and persons of all skill levels are encouraged to attend.

When: Thursday, Oct. 17 @ 7pm-9pm
Where: Jade Castle Studios - 501 Augusta St. Greenville, SC 29605
Parking: Behind the Masonic Lodge that is for sale, on Claussen Ave.
Cost: Free!

Email to reserve your spot!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Jade Castle Studios News and Announcements!

Hello Jade Castle fans! Sorry it has been so long since I have made a blog. I know you have been waiting for me…

I have TONS of news for you! For one, Jade Castle Studios is now becoming a reality! I have procured a space, and now its up to local artists and the community to make it a success.  So far, Jade Castle Studios has been featured FRONT PAGE of the GREENVILLE NEWS.

Jade Castle Studios NEWS ARTICLE LINK
(And don't forget about the Jade Castle Fundraiser (LINK). Every little bit helps in making this dream a reality for local artists and for the community!

Jade Castle Studios FB page LINK - Visit the FB  page for more information on the studio. Don't forget to "like", and please share so we can spread the word!

The SCUFC (SC Upstate Film Community) held their September meeting at the studio and it was a huge success! Speakers Included: Myself (Speaking on behalf of Jade Castle Studios), Raymond Merlock (film critic and professor of film and journalism at USC Upstate), and also Danielle Leslie (writer) and Bo Stegall (celebrity hair designer/fashion stylist and TV personality) whom shared information about "Morningside", the TV Pilot from OrionStar Productions that is slated to begin filming this month in the Upstate!

SCUFC September Meeting Event Details (LINK)

Classes and Seminars are about to begin at Jade Castle Studios as well! First up, are acting classes, taught by an EMMY AWARD WINNING Film  & TV actor! :-O

Ron Joseph is an Emmy Award Winning Film & Television actor.  He is also a professionally trained dancer, and has danced with Anne Margaret, George Chakiras, Mitzi Gaynor, and Juliet Prowse.

He has studied acting with acclaimed director David Alexander, (as did Jack Lemmon), and also taught classes for Mr. Alexander.

David Alexander IMDB: Link
Interesting Article on Jack Lemmon: Link

Ron Joseph performed at the Premiere of The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles in Dumas and Son with the great veteran actors Edward Everett Horton and Hermione Gingold. –

Other stage roles include performances in three productions of West Side Story, as well as Most Happy Fella, George Bernard Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra, A Man for All Seasons, A Lion in Winter, Oklahoma, Camelot, Sweet Charity, Beautiful Senoritas, Elvis Starts Over, etc.

Ron enjoyed playing featured roles in numerous television series and commercials. Some of his television roles include five episodes of Quincy, Hart to Hart, Moonlighting, Mama’s Family, T.J. Hooker, Murder She Wrote, Space Above and Beyond, Dallas, with recurring roles on Falcon Crest and Northern Exposure. Film roles include The Swashbuckler, (where he learned fencing from the master who taught Errol Flynn) Scarface, Barfly, Navy Seals, Born in East L.A., Vibes, and The Milagro Beanfield War. As director, Ron has directed stage productions of The Odd Couple, Monkey Business, Ain’t Misbehavin’, A Lion in Winter, and Finnian’s Rainbow.

Ron Joseph IMDB: LINK

Classes are ONLY $15!!! Classes start Wednesday, October 16 2013 and run for 12 weeks (excluding Christmas and New Years weeks), 6-9pm at Jade Castle Studios - 501 Augusta St. Greenville SC 29605. Parking is one building behind the studio on Claussen Ave. For more information, and/or to reserve your spot, email!