Risky Business: Courageous Choices

Risky Business: Courageous Choices

Risky Business: Courageous Choices

Adv. Int./Pro - Online

Risky Business: Courageous Choices
  • 7-Week Winter session begins Sunday, January 23rd
  • 7-Week Spring session begins Sunday, March 20th
  • Limit 12 actors
  • $385.per session/$720. for both.  Monthly installments available
  • 10% Early Bird, Multi-class, and Couples Discounts are available
  • Early Bird discount for current and former students ends 12/18 at midnight

“Your choice is your talent” -Stella Adler

Acting choices: selecting them, preparing them, fulfilling them, assessing them.  The right and risky choice can get the job, deliver dynamic characters, guarantee that your work is consistently memorable, and offer audiences interpretations of originality and penetrating insight. 

What kinds of choices are there?  How do you go about testing a choice?  Why do certain choices work and others not?  In Courageous Choices, actors discover the numerous choices at their disposal, exercise appropriate preparation in order to test the choice fully, and learn to evaluate the results with objectivity and artistic judgment.

A few of the many categories of choices covered include: Intention, Motivation, Obstacle, Emotional Preparation, Physical, Vocal, Speech and  Behavioral Adjustments, Transitions, Beats and Units, Text Circumstances,  Hidden Secrets, Text Choices, Independent Activities, Backstory Decisions, Internalizing Props, Costumes, and Set Pieces, and more.

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. 


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