Risky Business: Courageous Choices

Risky Business: Courageous Choices

Risky Business: Courageous Choices

Intermediate/Advanced - Online

Risky Business: Courageous Choices
  • 14-week winter-spring session begins Sunday, 10 am Pacific, Feb. 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

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 and Hidden Circumstances, Text Choices, Independent Activities, Text Decisions, Internalizing Props, Costumes, and Set Pieces, and more.

Your choice is your talent! -Stella Adler

Designed to accommodate European time zones.

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.


“The class is amazing. I love and dread the challenges, which make it all very exciting and fun. I’m learning some very, very valuable lessons.”
Jonathan Smith, Actor