Dirty Acting I & II
"Being compelled to respond from pure awareness, from intense looking and listening."

Dirty Acting I & II

Santa Barbara: Advanced beginner to
Advanced Intermediate

8-Week Winter session begins
Tuesday, January 16th
8-Week Spring session begins
Tuesday, March 20th

 

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hat is Dirty Acting? Acting on impulse in the now. Being compelled to respond from pure awareness, from intense looking and listening. Acting from necessity in the moment. Behavior that happens, not behavior that is planned.

Dirty Acting, working on impulse, eliminates self-consciousness and destructive concerns about audience judgment, habit patterns, obligations to text, obligations to audience, lying and attempting to give artificial CPR for a dying scene. Eliminating these obligations actually means risking leaving frame or walking off stage before the written scene is over! Only what is true in the moment has importance.

Each rehearsal, each performance becomes a true experiment, an improv. Intense looking and listening is also the secret to great acting for the camera, including and especially reaction shots.

Santa Barbara: Advanced beginner to
Advanced Intermediate

8-Week Winter session begins Tuesday, January 16th
8-Week Spring session begins Tuesday, March 20th

Limit 12 participants.
Winter $350 / Spring $350

"If we actors could only be like the creatures of the forest whose very lives depend upon fully looking and listening." -Geraldine Page

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.