Digging Deep: Emotional Intensity

Characterization in Depth

Digging Deep: Emotional Intensity

Advanced Intermediate/Professional

Characterization in Depth
  • Winter: 8 Sunday Nights beginning January 17th 6:30-9:30 pm
    • Total: $440.00 (or 2 installments of $220.00)
  • Spring: 8 Sunday Nights beginning March 21st 6:30-9:30 pm
    • Total: $440.00 (or 2 installments of $220.00)
  • 10% “Early Bird,” Multi-class, and Couples Discounts are available

Owning the emotional core by applying the tools of belief. An imagination-based exploration applying internal techniques designed to deepen and enliven character stakes and emotional life. Never push or lie again!

The job of an actor is to be natural and important. Natural without a rich, emotional life is simply life on the street, banal. Add importance by artificial means in the moment and it can get ugly and phony; we can see the “work” and the actor tension, especially on camera.

By employing the tools of belief, the source of character needs and obstacles is internalized. As a result, magic simply happens! Your character’s inner life feels palpable and alive with no pushing or artifice in the moment. Your work is both natural and important!

During “Digging Deep,” exercises and monologues combine to make the organic emotional life of character more consistently accessible and dynamic than previously available.

Through the use of tools of the imagination and belief, actors become freer to inhabit the character’s world rather than simply repeating their own. It is only through the universal imagination that actors can “dig deep,” soar and transform. Limit 12 participants.

Please direct all questions and registration to [email protected] or simply call 805.451.6789

NB. 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 summer session and are, therefore, financially responsible for that session.


“Peter Frisch is a master of theatre. We are lucky to have him here. “Projections’ is an amazing technique which will enable you to explore the inner landscape of your own and your characters life. “Projections” as a must have tool for any serious actor.”
Victoria Charters, Actress