The Character Arc

The Character Arc

The Character Arc


The Character Arc The Frisch Approach Los Angeles Santa Barbara

Santa Monica - 14 nights
Beginning January 28

Offers the rare opportunity to work on character progression and development, the “thruline of action” throughout an entire play or screenplay. This class provides a far more comprehensive experience of building and playing a character than is possible in the usual scene study class.

Actors tackle the multi-scene development of two different characters from two different scripts, making decisions about character needs, motivations, physical life, tone, beats and units, rhythmic variety, etc. as their characters progress and transition throughout the script. Participants explore the development of character and the nature of changing relationships.

Partners will be given or select the first set of scenes and characters before class begins so that we can hit the ground running.

Possible “rehearsal showings” during the 7th and final sessions of class.

  • Limit 12 participants
  • Fourteen week session
  • $175 per month (or 3 installments of $200) 

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