Acting Improvisation

Acting Improvisation

Acting Improvisation

Acting Improvisation the Frisch Approach

Adv. beginner to Advanced – Santa Barbara

  • 12 Thursday nights, 9/19 – 12/12

  • Limit 14 participants. $555 total, or 3 monthly installments $185.

Think of it as a gymnasium for actors where exercising emotions, impulses and intensity actually expands vocal, physical and emotional range, richness, flexibility and depth.

This is improvisation for actors rather than performers. Organic behavior and emotional truth are valued over superficial comic effect. We value risk-taking, impulses, a deep belief in circumstances and a personal sense of truth.

This is an active, focused discipline where actors work multiple times during every session - a great way to keep things fresh for experienced actors and a fundamental class for actors-in-training. Numerous improv formats are motivated by both internal and external circumstances.

Enhance your work with the lively, life-giving properties of Actor Improvisation. Confidence a big bonus!

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.


"An exceptional man of the theatre. The range of his work is enviable and those with whom he has worked and his achievements speak for themselves. He has demonstrated the highest qualities of direction and producing . He has won the respect of my students for whom the collaboration he led was an unmitigated triumph. He shows the key quality of a modern teacher and artist: the capacity to understand the needs of others, motivate and inspire them and bring a team, working in harmony and to the highest standards, to fruitful and acclaimed success."
Ian Brown, Dean of the Faculty of Arts
Queen Margaret University, Scotland