Dirty Acting 2

Dirty Acting 2

Advanced/Pro - In person in Santa Monica!

Projections LA
  • In person in Santa Monica! (online if necessary)
  • 8-Week Winter session begins Monday, July 11th, 6:30 pm
  • Limit 12 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.

What is Dirty Acting? Acting on impulse in the now.  Being compelled to respond from pure awareness, from intense looking and listening.  Acting from necessity in the moment.  Behavior that happens, not behavior that is planned - alive, dynamic, electric performance.

These qualities are easier to achieve during non-scripted Improvisation, and so this class is devoted to what it means to “act dirty” with text, to be as alive, surprised and surprising as any improviser.

Dirty Acting, working on impulse, eliminates self-consciousness and destructive concerns about audience judgment, personal habit patterns, obligations to text, obligations to audience, lying and artificial behavior. Eliminating these obligations may mean risking forgetting the next line, leaving frame or walking off stage before the written scene is over, but it’s exactly those those risks that results in electric performance.  Only what is true in the moment has importance.

Each rehearsal, each performance becomes a true experiment, an improv with text.  Intense looking and listening is also the secret to great, moment-to-moment acting for the camera.

"If we actors could only be like the creatures of the forest  whose very lives depend upon fully looking and listening."
-Geraldine Page

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 

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“For the past few months I have been studying with Peter Frisch. It has truly been an eye opening experience. The amount of knowledge I have gained in such a short period of time is amazing, and to be honest it's been kind of 'Magical'.”
Premstar Santana, Actress