The Character Arc

The Character Arc: Multi-Scene Study

The Character Arc

Digging Deep: Emotional Content for Actors

(Multi-Scene Study)

Advanced/Pro - Los Angeles

  • 8 or 16 Sundays (8 and 8) at 6:30 pm

  • 1/21-3/10 & 3/24-5/19

  • Limit 12 actors

Offers actors the rare opportunity to work on character progression and development, the “thru-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 two different characters from two different scripts, 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 development of character 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 showings” during the final class session.

1st 8 weeks: $440.; 2nd 8 weeks: $400.

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

Early Bird discount for current and former students ends 12/15 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.


“The experience that Peter facilitated for all of us became a foundation for my acting and personal growth in a very profound way. It was magical and quite revolutionary, and having worked with Peter in many other classes since then, I am not surprised any more. Everything that Peter does has a touch of magic and I am profoundly grateful for having the privilege to experience it."
Olga Yahontova, Actress