Intermediate/Advanced Online Live

Characterization in Depth II-2
  • 8-Week Winter session begins Sunday, July 10th at 10:30 am PDT
  • Limit 10 participants. $440.for the session. Monthly installments available
  • 10% Early Bird, Multi-class, and Couples Discounts are available.) Early Bird discount for current and former students ends 6/3 at midnight.

The revolutionary approach to developing a character’s emotional life employing the power of the actor’s imagination to create vibrant, lasting images and feelings.  These images and feelings support, enliven and deepen character choices. You actually experience the character’s experiences.  Never lie again!  Creates powerful, compelling performances.

Projections employ the “alpha” level of consciousness to tap the deepest sources of creativity and the imagination. Vivid emotional “memories” are created during the deep meditational state of alpha. These richly detailed fantasies become the character’s autobiography.  When in character, the actor feels as if these projected experiences really happened, therefore, there is no lying and no pushing for reality in performance – character history, circumstances and needs simply exist!

The final two weeks of class are improvised interviews with the developed characters so actors can feel how radically different it is to perform with the palpable and powerful support of Projections.

The craft of Projections was developed over a forty-year period and is especially vital for camera work, where acting has to appear natural and unforced in close-up. Projections replaces problematic emotional homework systems as ”substitution,” “emotional recall,” and the written character biography. 

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.

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"An exceptional man of the theatre. The range of his work is enviable and those with whom he has worked and his achievements speak for themselves. He has demonstrated the highest qualities of direction and producing . He has won the respect of my students for whom the collaboration he led was an unmitigated triumph. He shows the key quality of a modern teacher and artist: the capacity to understand the needs of others, motivate and inspire them and bring a team, working in harmony and to the highest standards, to fruitful and acclaimed success."
Ian Brown, Dean of the Faculty of Arts
Queen Margaret University, Scotland