Peter Frisch Talks About Julianne Moore (Academy Award-Winner 2015)

"When you have a great teacher that unlocks something in you, that...helps you figure out how to do the work

It was the first time I thought, well, maybe it's not just magic."

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Julianne Moore - Academy Award-Winner 2015

" 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...

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."

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"Always constructive, specific and imagination-based."

Summer Session begins June 12, 2016

Shapeshifting: The Responsive Actor

1Sunday Nights (SB)
We combine exercises, improvisations and text work in order to increase emotional, physical and vocal freedom and flexibility. This class jumpstarts the responsiveness and agility of the actor’s body and voice, bonding them to emotion.

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Digging Deep: Emotional Content for Actors

2Monday Nights (LA)
An imagination-based exploration of internal techniques designed to deepen and enliven character stakes and emotional life. Exercises, monologues and scenes combine to make the emotional life of character fully accessible and dynamic.

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Character Masks

3Tuesday Nights (SB)
The classic "outside-in" discipline employing a unique collection of celastic masks after the collection of the Comedie Francaise and in the French tradition. Behind the "safety" of the mask, actors learn to work boldly and break through habitual limitations.

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The Breakthrough Class

4Thursday Nights (SB)
Individual programs are designed to break through habits, propensities and limitations in order to achieve maximum range, freedom, depth and power. Characters are created from habit patterns, and from patterns that oppose habitual behavior.

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Photo Credits: Timothy John Plog, Stanislava Photography, Jessica Rao