Projections (In Person)

Projections (In Person)

Intermediate/Advanced - Santa Barbara 

Playing From Your Strengths The Frisch Approach
  • 8-Week summer session begins Sunday, July 10th at 6:30 pm PDT
  • Limit 10 actors 
  • $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

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 deepest 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 replaces problematic emotional homework systems as ”substitution,” “emotional recall,” and the written character biography. 

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 

                    to register, ask any questions or to schedule an interview 


“The class is amazing. I love and dread the challenges, which make it all very exciting and fun. I’m learning some very, very valuable lessons.”
Jonathan Smith, Actor