Shapeshifting: the Responsive Actor

Shapeshifting: the Responsive Actor

Shapeshifting: the Responsive Actor


Los Angeles - 13 Tuesday nights
begins September 18

How wide is your acting and casting range? Exceptional actors capable of genuine transformation to character, work from the imagination, are physically and vocally responsive, possess a free and agile instrument, and are quick to react to stimuli and flexible enough to shapeshift instantly and at will.

This class will jumpstart the responsiveness and agility of the actor's body and voice, and bond them to the character's emotional life. Connecting physical and vocal life directly to the emotional needs and woes of character is vital for integrated and seamless characterization.

We combine challenging and spirited exercises, improvisations and text work in order to increase emotional, physical and vocal freedom and flexibility. The freeing of an actor’s instrument is a prerequisite for any successful character creation.

Whether using "inside-out" or "outside-in" approaches, a nimble and adaptable instrument is vital. Additionally, confidence, courage and boldness are encouraged in order to experiment with no fear!

Advanced / Professional

Los Angeles - 13 Tuesday nights
beginning September 18

  • Limit 12 participants.
  • $540 total
  • (or 3 installments $180)

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 commit to the entire session and are, therefore, financially responsible for that session.


“I have observed your passion, your love, and, your ideals for the working craft of acting for actors. Your untiring commitment is inspiring.”
Kent Inasy, Actor