Shapeshifting: The Flexible Actor

Shapeshifting: The Flexible Actor

Shapeshifting: The Flexible Actor

Intermediate/Advanced – Santa Barbara

  • 14-week winter-spring session begins Sunday, 6:30 pm, February 5th
  • Limit 12 participants. $380. each 7 weeks, or 2 installments of $190.
  • (10% “Early Bird,” Multi-class, and Couples Discount will apply)
  • Early Bird registration discount ends 1/2/23 at midnight

Exceptional actors are physically and vocally responsive, possessing a free
and agile instrument, quick to react to stimuli and flexible enough to
shapeshift instantly and at will. Of course, long experience (10,000 hours!)
inevitably develops this ability, but this class will save a thousand hours or
so by jumpstarting the responsiveness and agility of the actor’s body and
voice and bonding them to emotion. Exhilarating work stems from the
actor’s ability to create instantaneous emotional connections to an
expressive and pliant body, voice and speech.

We combine 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 transformation as well.
Whether using “inside-out’ or “outside-in” approaches, a nimble and
adaptable instrument is vital. Additionally, confidence and courage are
encouraged in order to experiment with no fear! 

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 


“I want to express my immense appreciation and gratitude for all you have taught me, and I hope to continue to work with you. Your input means the world to me . . . you above all have taught me the most, and allowed me to trust what I am capable of, and pushed me to do things I was scared to do! Thank you!”
Rani Apodaca, Actress