"He taught more than any other teacher I had . . . 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. Peter’s standards were high and exacting, and as a student, I was thrilled to be held to them. It was the first time I had been treated like an actor, not just as a student. 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, Actress
"An exceptional man of the theatre. The range of his work is enviable and those with whom he has worked and his achievements speak for themselves. He has demonstrated the highest qualities of direction and producing . He has won the respect of my students for whom the collaboration he led was an unmitigated triumph. He shows the key quality of a modern teacher and artist: the capacity to understand the needs of others, motivate and inspire them and bring a team, working in harmony and to the highest standards, to fruitful and acclaimed success."
Ian Brown, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Queen Margaret’s University, Scotland
"We believe that there are few people endowed with the special combination of creativity, intelligence and an intuitive grasp of human behavior displayed consistently by Peter in his work with us.”
Jo-ette Warren Director, Park East Associates
"Throughout his work with the PSO he exercised his exceptional taste, knowledge and expertise in both the fields of drama and music. Working closely with Peter was among the most personally enjoyable and rewarding experiences I've had in my long tenure with the (Pittsburgh) Symphony. Whether partnering on selecting repertoire, writing and editing scripts, or brainstorming the complex elements that made these evenings memorable, I always found Peter to be a great co-worker, a warm and compassionate leader, and a man of broad knowledge and impeccable taste. He left a remarkable legacy at the CMU Drama School."
Robert Moir, Vice-President for Artistic Planning, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Actor Mini-testimonials 2010-2011
"Thank you for the privilege of being in the room with the benefit of your wealth of knowledge, experience, discernment and creativity. I have been hungry for a good teacher for decades and having found one I can respect and learn from every time I'm in the room, I feel truly blessed. Thanks for allowing me to occupy space in the room in which you are charging the ions!!!”
“The most knowledgeable and experienced teacher I've come across.”
"You are a shining example of everything a teacher should be; inspired and inspiring, positive, challenging, interested, supportive, unbelievably skilled, intelligent and talented at what you are teaching us, and maybe the most important thing, you seem to love it! We are all so fortunate to have you turn your light on us, sweep us up into your beam, and inspire and help us in all the ways that you do. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!”
“Thank you for lighting a fire in me, igniting the desire to take my artistry as a singing actor to another level. Your classes were the highlight of the program for me.”
“The class is amazing. I love and dread the challenges, which make it all very exciting and fun. I’m learning some very, very valuable lessons.”
“I want to express my immense appreciation and gratitude for all you have taught me, and I hope to continue to work with you. Your input means the world to me . . . you above all have taught me the most, and allowed me to trust what I am capable of, and pushed me to do things I was scared to do! Thank you!”
[Re: “Projections Technique:] “I just had to write to tell you that you are a genius . . . I have been doing Projections and it is so exciting . . . I was in tears again this morning.... Night after night the very true emotions of having lost a child, or the angst of feeling my wife slip away from me, were so real that they would slap me in my face right on stage . . . It is an amazing acting tool. . . No actor should be without this ability to make your imagination SO REAL."
“Your teaching is even more insightful and precise than it was years ago, and it was very fine then. You make it a true art. Thank you.”
“The experience that Peter facilitated for all of us became a foundation for my acting and personal growth in a very profound way. It was magical and quite revolutionary, and having worked with Peter in many other classes since then, I am not surprised any more. Everything that Peter does has a touch of magic and I am profoundly grateful for having the privilege to experience it."
“I have observed your passion, your love, and, your ideals for the working craft of acting for actors. Your untiring commitment is inspiring.”
“Peter Frisch is a master of theatre. We are lucky to have him here. “Projections’ is an amazing technique which will enable you to explore the inner landscape of your own and your characters life. “Projections” as a must have tool for any serious actor.”
“Thanks for a great class last night. For me, the experience was profound.”
“For the past few months I have been studying with Peter Frisch. It has truly been an eye opening experience. The amount of knowledge I have gained in such a short period of time is amazing, and to be honest it's been kind of 'Magical'.”