The Transformational Actor

The Transformational Actor

The Transformational Actor

Advanced Beginner/Professional

Santa Barbara – 10 Thursday nights
June 13 – August 22

The Transformational Actor

A working approach to the creation of dynamic, detailed characters. What are the chances that your character looks, talks, thinks, feels and sounds exactly like you do? Correct. Slim to none. The Transformational Actor reveals organic processes that will take you from you to your character, from your wants, needs, and issues to their wants, needs, and issues, from your body and voice to their body and voice, from your time and location to their time and location.

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 transformational acting. 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!

Script and Character Analysis, the “Trinity,” Emotional Preparation, Beats and Units, Physical and Vocal Adjustments, Emotional Homework – all are covered. At the end of the session, actors own a dependable process towards characterization that will be used on all material in all media for the rest of their acting lives.

  • Acquire and employ the tools of characterization
  • Transcend habitual limitations of thought, feeling, body and voice
  • Build your imagination, increase belief, realize organic transformation
  • Expand your acting range and casting potential
  • Make yourself “director-proof,” not dependent on outside feedback
  • Limit 12 participants
  • Ten-week session
  • $176 per month (total $440.)
  • (or 3 installments $220)

Testimonials

“The most knowledgeable and experienced teacher I've come across.”
Bob Larsen, Actor

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