Playing From your Strengths: A Casting Workshop

Expanding Range and Depth

Playing From your Strengths: A Casting Workshop

Expanding Range and Depth The Frisch Approach
  • Adv. Intermediate/Advanced                  

  • In person in Sherman Oaks!

  • 12-Week fall session begins Tuesday evening, September 21st 

  • Limit 12 actors

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

  • 10% “Early Bird,” Multi-class, and Couples Discount will apply

  • Early Bird registration discount ends 8/15 at midnight

“The actor will be cast from his ‘qualities,’ what is seen and felt during the first few seconds of an audition. Getting the role means that the package was clear, the performance alive, and the type appropriate.”  

    • Grow as an actor by mastering your individual character “types”
    • Focus your energies where you’re going to be cast!
    • Make a clear and powerful impression with your auditions   
    • Become a complete marketing “package” for agents, CDs, directors

Are you ever confused about how casting people see you?  Wondering how to put your best foot forward during auditions in order to get that role?

During the first four weeks, students discover three to five surprisingly diverse character types that perfectly match their "look" and presentation.  Then, working on appropriate material, actors learn to fulfill each type in order to present themselves as a complete, castable acting package.  Actors emerge with much greater self-knowledge and confidence in their in-person or recorded presentations before casting directors, directors and producers.

A real bonus is the ability to employ these characters for job-getting headshots and helping your agent/manager know how to position you.

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


"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