Characterization In Depth

Characterization In Depth

Characterization In Depth


Characterization In Depth
  • In person in Santa Barbara!
  • 7-Week Winter session begins Thursday, January 27th
  • 7-Week Spring session begins Thursday, March 24th
  • Limit 6 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

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: detailed and complex, dynamic and memorable characters.

  • Develop characterizations through multiple scenes from one script
  • Employ rigorously the most effective tools of characterization
  • Build your imagination, increase belief, realize organic transformation
  • Understand and experiment with the many choices you have as an actor
  • Make yourself “director-proof,” not dependent on outside feedback

Extensive use of Script Analysis, the “Trinity,” Emotional Preparation, Beats and Units, Physical and Vocal Adjustments, Emotional Homework, Risk and Experimentation.  Work on two different characters and multiple scenes throughout the winter-spring session.

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 an interview


“I want to express my immense appreciation and gratitude for all you have taught me, and I hope to continue to work with you. Your input means the world to me . . . you above all have taught me the most, and allowed me to trust what I am capable of, and pushed me to do things I was scared to do! Thank you!”
Rani Apodaca, Actress