Projections (In Person)

Projections (In Person)

Intermediate/Advanced (Santa Barbara)  

Projections (In Person)
  • 8 Thursdays (+ one Friday) at 6:30-9:30 pm
  • Limit 10 actors 
  • 6/20-8/15 (16)

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 richest 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 replace problematic emotional homework systems as ”Substitution,” “Emotional recall,” and the written character biography.

8 weeks: $440. (or two installments of $220.)   

              10% Early Bird, Multi-class and Couples Discounts are available

    Early Bird discount for current and former students ends 5/24/24 at midnight

Write to [email protected] or call 805.451.6789 

to register, ask any questions or to schedule an interview 

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.

Testimonials

"He taught more than any other teacher I had . . . is responsible for creating the kind of actor I am today. He taught me how to truly take risks in my work, invest authentically in my characters, and expect nothing but professionalism from myself and my colleagues. Peter’s standards were high and exacting, and as a student, I was thrilled to be held to them. It was the first time I had been treated like an actor, not just as a student. The method that Peter taught is still one that I use today – he gave me the tools to access, emotionally and intellectually, very dense material. He allowed me to see that with every character, every piece there is always a way that is deeper and truer than you first imagine.”
Julianne Moore, Actress

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