Courageous Choices

Courageous Choices

Courageous Choices

Advanced/Professional

Courageous Choices The Frisch Approach Los Angeles Santa Barbara

Sherman Oaks - 14 Tuesday nights
Beginning January 29

Acting choices: selecting them, preparing them, fulfilling them, assessing them. The right and risky choice can get the job, deliver dynamic characters, guarantee that your work is consistently memorable, and offer audiences interpretations of originality and penetrating insight.

What kinds of choices are there? How do you go about testing a choice? Why do certain choices work and others not? In Courageous Choices, actors discover the numerous choices at their disposal, create emotional preparations in order to test the choice fully, and learn to evaluate the results with objectivity and artistic judgment.

A few of the many categories of Choices covered include: Intention, Motivation, Obstacle, Emotional Preparation, Physical, Vocal, Speech and Behavioral Adjustments, Beats and Units, Text and Hidden Circumstances, Text Choices, Independent Activities, Text decisions, Relationship to Props, Costumes, and Set Pieces, and more.

  • 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.

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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