The Working Actor’s Lab

The Working Actor’s Lab

The Working Actor’s Lab

Acting Improvisation the Frisch Approach

Intermediate/Advanced - Santa Barbara

  • 14-week winter-spring session begins Monday, 6:30 pm, February 6th
  • Limit 12 participants. $380. every 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

An advanced workshop, where individual programs are custom designed to help each actor break through any limitation to achieve maximum freedom and power. When breakthroughs happen, the experience is often transformational. Prior to the first class, participants discuss and agree to their special focus for the term.

Through individually assigned exercises, scenes, and monologues, actors focus on specific areas of need which, for example, might include the elimination of habit patterns, expansion of vocal, physical, or emotional resources, acquisition of missing craft tools, organic, consistent performance, aspects of The Audition, etc. When a limiting acting issue is solved, a new and higher level of work is achieved. What's the issue holding you back? Where do you need the most work?

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


"Throughout his work with the PSO he exercised his exceptional taste, knowledge and expertise in both the fields of drama and music. Working closely with Peter was among the most personally enjoyable and rewarding experiences I've had in my long tenure with the (Pittsburgh) Symphony. Whether partnering on selecting repertoire, writing and editing scripts, or brainstorming the complex elements that made these evenings memorable, I always found Peter to be a great co-worker, a warm and compassionate leader, and a man of broad knowledge and impeccable taste. He left a remarkable legacy at the CMU Drama School."
Robert Moir, Vice-President for Artistic Planning
Pittsbugh Symphony Orchestra