Characterization in Depth

Characterization in Depth

Characterization in Depth

Advanced/Professional – Santa Monica

Characterization in Depth
  • 8-Week Winter session begins Monday, January 20th
  • 8-Week Spring session begins Monday, March 23rd
  • Limit 12 participants. $440. per individual session/$800. for both*
  • ($200. to $220. Per month)

(Sessions can be taken separately or consecutively.*As it’s all about work ethic and continuity, all former students will receive a 10% discount off of the double-session price with sign-up by 12/15/19.)

A thorough and complete working approach to character creation including analysis, preparation, approaches to rehearsal, internal and external choices that both sustain and evolve throughout a role. The result: a detailed and complex, dynamic and memorable character.

  • Master the rehearsal process, from first reading to opening night or the shoot
  • Acquire and employ the tools of characterization
  • Transcend habitual limitations of thought, feeling, body and voice
  • Build your imagination, increase belief, realize organic transformation
  • Understand and experiment with the many choices you have as an actor
  • Expand your acting range and casting potential
  • Make yourself “director-proof,” not dependent on outside feedback

Script Analysis, the “Trinity,” The Thru-line, Emotional Preparation, Beats and Units, Physical and Vocal Adjustments, Emotional Homework, Risk and Experimentation, – all are covered. At the end of the session, actors will own a dependable and dynamic process that will be used on all material in all media (including auditions) for the rest of their acting lives.

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 commit to the entire session and are, therefore, financially responsible for that session.


"You are a shining example of everything a teacher should be; inspired and inspiring, positive, challenging, interested, supportive, unbelievably skilled, intelligent and talented at what you are teaching us, and maybe the most important thing, you seem to love it! We are all so fortunate to have you turn your light on us, sweep us up into your beam, and inspire and help us in all the ways that you do. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!”
Elizabeth Cross, Actress