Dirty Acting on Camera I & II
"Intense looking and listening is also the secret to great acting for the camera."

Dirty Acting on Camera I & II

Los Angeles: Advanced/Professional

8-Week Winter session begins
Monday, January 15th
8-Week Spring session begins
Monday, March 19th

 

The camera only magnifies any behavior that is stale, pre-conceived, conventional or artificial. Dirty Acting eliminates any hint of these as it promotes consistently lively, surprising and dynamic work.

What 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, personal habit patterns, obligations to text, ideas, and audience. No more need to lie or push, attempting to give artificial CPR for a dying scene. Eliminating these obligations actually means risking forgetting the next line, 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.

Los Angeles: Advanced/Professional

8-Week Winter session begins
Monday, January 15th
8-Week Spring session begins
Monday, March 19th

 

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.