The Character Arc: Multi-Scene Study

Digging Deep: Emotional Content for Actors

The Character Arc: Multi-Scene Study

Digging Deep: Emotional Content for Actors


  • 12-Week fall session begins Sunday morning, September 19th

  • Limit 8 actors  (Online—Designed to work with East Coast and European time zones)

  • $660. total, or three installments of $220.    

Offers the rare opportunity to work on character progression and development, the “through-line of need,” throughout an entire play or screenplay.  This class provides a far more comprehensive experience of building and playing a character than is possible in the usual scene study class. 

Actors tackle the multi-scene development of characters, making decisions about character needs, motivations, physical life, tone, beats and units, rhythmic variety, etc. as their characters progress and transition throughout the script.  Participants explore the emotional score of their characters and the nature of changing relationships. 

Partners will be given or select the first set of scenes and characters before class begins so that we can hit the ground running.  Possible “rehearsal showing” during the final session of class.

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 session and are finally responsible for the session if they attend the first session.

Write to [email protected] or call 805.451.6789 to register, ask any questions or to schedule a complimentary interview 


"An exceptional man of the theatre. The range of his work is enviable and those with whom he has worked and his achievements speak for themselves. He has demonstrated the highest qualities of direction and producing . He has won the respect of my students for whom the collaboration he led was an unmitigated triumph. He shows the key quality of a modern teacher and artist: the capacity to understand the needs of others, motivate and inspire them and bring a team, working in harmony and to the highest standards, to fruitful and acclaimed success."
Ian Brown, Dean of the Faculty of Arts
Queen Margaret University, Scotland