Craft and the Scene

Craft and the Scene

Craft and the Scene

Craft and the Scene

Adv. Beginner/Advanced

  • Online

  • 11 Sundays at 10 am, 10/1 – 12/10

  • Limit 8 actors

A dynamic, consistent approach to preparation, rehearsals, scene work and character creation.

  • Master the rehearsal process, from first reading to opening night or the shoot
  • Acquire and employ reliable tools of characterization
  • Transcend habitual limitations of thought, feeling, body and voice
  • Build your imagination, increase belief, realize organic transformation
  • Understand and experiment with the many choices you have as an actor
  • Expand your acting range and casting potential
  • Make yourself “director-proof,” not dependent on outside feedback

The First Reading, Script Analysis, Emotional Preparation, Beats and Units, Physical and Vocal Adjustments, Emotional Homework, Risking, Choices and Experimentation, – all are covered and more. At the end of the session, actors will own a dependable process that will be used on all material in all media (including auditions) for the rest of their acting lives. Be craft-savvy, independent and “director-proof,” not dependent on outside feedback.

$595. total (or two installments of $300.)

10% Early Bird, Multi-class and Couples Discounts are available

Early Bird discount for current and former students ends 9/6 at midnight

Write to [email protected] or call

805.451.6789 to register, ask any questions or to schedule an interview

N.B. All courses progress in a logical and consecutive sequence. Furthermore, students are frequently turned away once the maximum number of participants has been reached. For these reasons, students who begin the session agree to complete the entire session and are, therefore, financially responsible for that session.


"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