Expanding Range and Depth

Expanding Range and Depth

Expanding Range and Depth

Intermediate/Professional – Santa Barbara

  • 14-week winter-spring session begins Thursday, Noon, February 6th
  • Limit 14 participants (7 per section)
  • $660. total or 3 monthly installments of $220.
  • (10% “Early Bird” (8/31), Multi-class, and Couples Discounts are available)

Individual programs are designed to help participants either expand their acting range or deepen their emotional life. During the session, actors break through habits, propensities, and limitations in order to achieve maximum range, freedom, depth, and power. Actors may choose to increase vocal or physical facility, overcome specific emotional or instrument weaknesses, or solidify craft elements in a supportive environment.

Individual interviews take place prior to the start of the class to mutually determine the needs, goals, and programs for each actor during the term. The programs will center on either expanding the acting range or deepening the intensity and capacity of emotional commitment. Then follow-up assignments including improvisations, explorations, scenes, and monologues will be specially tailored to the needs of each actor.

The chosen program will lead to a freer physical and vocal life, solidify aspects of craft, and develop a wider and deeper dramatic (and comic!) range.

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.

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


"Most acting classes offer scene study and critique, but it is much more unusual to run into someone who is willing and able to guide the actor through several scenes from a feature-length script, with cameras, in order to create the experience of developing a character in a real film. This difference has clearly made a difference — at least if the performances I observed at Maravilla are any indications. The talent on display was noticeable, but even more impressive was the discipline, as well as the strong sense of an entire cast and crew working as a team. Come to think of it, the best analogy would be to an actual film set, which is, I suppose, the point."
The SB Independent