The Rehearsal Process: Creating Character
"Actors will break through habitual choices and behavior."

The Rehearsal Process: Creating Character

Advanced Beginner/Advanced Intermediate

Santa Barbara - 12 Thursday nights beginning September 20
 

Finally, a working approach to character creation and the craft of stage and film preparation and rehearsal.

  • Master the rehearsal process, from first reading to the performance
  • Acquire and employ the tools of characterization
  • Transcend habitual limitations of thought, feeling, body and voice
  • Build your imagination, increase belief, realize organic transformation
  • Understand and experiment with the many choices you have as an actor
  • Expand your acting range and casting potential
  • Make yourself "director-proof," not dependent on outside feedback

Script Analysis, the "Trinity," Emotional Preparation, Beats and Units, Physical and Vocal Adjustments, Emotional Homework, Risk and Experimentation, – all are covered. At the end of the session, actors will own a dependable process that will be used on all material in all media (including auditions) for the rest of their acting lives.

"He 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. 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

Advanced Beginner/Advanced Intermediate

Santa Barbara - 12 Thursday nights beginning September 20
 

Limit 12 participants.
$525 total
(or 3 installments $175).

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.