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."

Fall Session begins September 18, 2016

The Character Arc: Multi-Scene Study

1Sunday Nights (SB)
Actors work with classmates to create dynamic role interpretation, emphasizing the emotional score of the character’s arc and the development of relationships. Participants tackle the multi-scene development of two different characters from two different scripts.

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The Richly Imagined Character

2Monday Nights (LA)
Applying the use of innovative tools of the imagination to characterization and the audition. Exploring and exercising internal techniques designed to deepen and enliven character stakes and emotional life. Includes “Projections” and the Emotional Prep. Never lie again!

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Craft and the Camera

3Tuesday Nights (SB)
Employing elements of the acting craft to create impact on camera. Emphasis is on compelling, on-camera behavior that emerges from emotional preparation. Also featuring exercises that reveal and capture the special nature of acting for film and television.

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Implementing Choices

4Thursday Nights (SB)
Acting choices: making them, preparing them, fulfilling them. The right choice can get you the job, deliver dynamic characters, guarantee that your work is consistently memorable, and offer audiences interpretations of originality and penetrating insight.

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