Shapeshifting: the Flexible Actor

Shapeshifting: the Flexible Actor

Advanced beginner/Advanced  

  • 10-Week summer session begins Tuesday, June 15th
  • Limit 12 participants. $550. Total (or two installments of $275.
  • 10% “Early Bird” - 5/2, Multi-class, and Couples Discount will apply)

Exceptional actors are physically and vocally responsive, possessing a free and agile instrument, quick to react to stimuli and flexible enough to shapeshift instantly and at will.  Of course, long experience (10,000 hours!) inevitably develops this ability, but this class will save a thousand hours or so by jumpstarting the responsiveness and agility of the actor’s body and voice and bonding them to emotion.  Exhilarating work stems from the actor’s ability to create instantaneous emotional connections to an expressive and pliant body, voice and speech.

We combine exercises, improvisations and text work in order to increase emotional, physical and vocal freedom and flexibility. The freeing of an actor’s instrument is a prerequisite for any transformation as well.  

Whether using “inside-out’ or “outside-in” approaches, a nimble and adaptable instrument is vital. Additionally, confidence and courage are encouraged in order to experiment with no fear!     

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