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.
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.
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.
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.