Santa Barbara Acting Coach teaches the Actor-Character

Santa Barbara Acting Coach teaches the Actor-Character

Santa Barbara Acting Coach teaches the Actor-Character

By Peter Frisch on Aug 22, 2018 at 10:31 PM in Acting Tidbits

Yes, what you see is what you get. And what you see before you is the “Actor-Character.” Not just the Actor, not just the Character, but the entity in front of you that you and your character must deal with.

Santa Barbara Acting Coach teaches the Actor-Character

Get those frustrating “characters” to respond to you

So accept what’s in front of you and find out what you have to do to get what you need from them in the scene. No more whining about what you’re getting or not getting from the other actor! And yes, that includes those audition readers who drone on and never look you in the eye. Treat them as the “Actor-Character” and you’ll be more alive than you dreamed as you try to get those frustrating “characters” to respond to your own character’s needs.

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"He taught more than any other teacher I had . . . is responsible for creating the kind of actor I am today. He taught me how to truly take risks in my work, invest authentically in my characters, and expect nothing but professionalism from myself and my colleagues. Peter’s standards were high and exacting, and as a student, I was thrilled to be held to them. It was the first time I had been treated like an actor, not just as a student. The method that Peter taught is still one that I use today – he gave me the tools to access, emotionally and intellectually, very dense material. He allowed me to see that with every character, every piece there is always a way that is deeper and truer than you first imagine.”
Julianne Moore, Actress