Shapeshifting: The Responsive Actor
"Increase emotional, physical and vocal freedom and flexibility."

Shapeshifting: The Responsive Actor

Advanced/Professional

Santa Barbara - 10 Tuesday Nights
Beginning June 13

 

Exceptional actors are physically and vocally responsive, possessing a free and agile instrument, quick to react to stimuli and flexible enough to shapeshift instantly and at will. Of course, long experience (10,000 hours!) inevitably develops this ability, but this class will save a thousand hours or so by jumpstarting the responsiveness and agility of the actor’s body and voice and bonding them to emotion. Exhilarating work stems from the actor’s ability to create instantaneous emotional connections to expressive and pliant body, voice and speech.

We combine exercises, improvisations and text work in order to increase emotional, physical and vocal freedom and flexibility. The freeing of an actor’s instrument is a prerequisite for any transformation as well.

Whether using "inside-out" or "outside-in" approaches, a nimble and adaptable instrument is vital. Additionally, confidence and courage are encouraged in order to experiment with no fear!

Advanced/Professional

Santa Barbara - 10 Tuesday Nights
Beginning June 13

 

Limit 14 participants.
$390 total
(or three installments of $130).

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 summer session and are, therefore, financially responsible for that session.