Playing From Your Strengths

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Playing From Your Strengths

Adv. Beginner to Pro

Playing From Your Strengths The Frisch Approach
  • 9 weeks beginning Sunday, June 21st (6:30-9 pm)
  • Limit 12 participants
  • $390. total (or two $195. installments)
  • 10% “Early Bird,” Multi-class, and Couples Discount available
  • Former Students Only: Register by 5/20 for 10% Discount!

“The actor will be cast from his ‘qualities,’ what is seen and felt during the first few seconds of an audition. Getting the role means that the package was clear, the performance alive, and the type appropriate.”

  • Grow as an actor by mastering your individual character “types”
  • Focus your energies where you’re going to be cast
  • Make a clear and powerful impression during your auditions
  • Become a complete marketing “package” for CDs and directors
  • View results with on-camera recording and playback

Are you ever confused about how casting people see you? Wondering how to put your best foot forward in auditions in order to get that role?

During the first four weeks, students discover three to five surprisingly diverse character types that perfectly match their "look" and presentation. Then, working on appropriate material, actors fulfill each type in order to present themselves as a complete, castable acting package. Actors emerge with much greater self-knowledge and confidence in their in-person or recorded auditions before casting directors, directors and producers

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 commit to the entire session and are, therefore, financially responsible for that session.


"Throughout his work with the PSO he exercised his exceptional taste, knowledge and expertise in both the fields of drama and music. Working closely with Peter was among the most personally enjoyable and rewarding experiences I've had in my long tenure with the (Pittsburgh) Symphony. Whether partnering on selecting repertoire, writing and editing scripts, or brainstorming the complex elements that made these evenings memorable, I always found Peter to be a great co-worker, a warm and compassionate leader, and a man of broad knowledge and impeccable taste. He left a remarkable legacy at the CMU Drama School."
Robert Moir, Vice-President for Artistic Planning
Pittsbugh Symphony Orchestra