Peter Frisch Talks About Julianne Moore (Academy Award-Winner 2015)

"When you have a great teacher that unlocks something in you, that...helps you figure out how to do the work

It was the first time I thought, well, maybe it's not just magic."

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Julianne Moore - Academy Award-Winner 2015

" 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...

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."

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"Always constructive, specific and imagination-based."

Winter-Spring Session begins January 22, 2017

Adventures in Range and Depth

1Sunday Nights (SB)
Individual programs are devised to help participants break through habits, propensities and limitations to achieve maximum range, freedom, depth and power. Assignments are specifically tailored to the needs and goals of each actor as determined in pre-class interviews.

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The Character Arc: Multi-Scene Study

2Monday Nights (LA)
Actors rehearse multiple scenes to create dynamic role interpretation throughout a script, emphasizing the emotional score of the character’s arc and the progression of relationships. Tackle the development of two different characters from two different scripts.

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Dirty Acting

3Tuesday Nights (SB)
Acting on impulse in the now. Impulses derived from intense looking and listening. Behavior that happens not behavior that’s planned. Be fully alive! Each rehearsal and performance becomes a true experiment, an improvisation leading to electric performances.

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Auditions and The Craft

4Thursday Nights (SB)
All aspects of the audition experience will be covered for both theatre and film including: the greeting, the slate, the imaginary partner or reader, choices, eyeline, adjustments, beginnings and endings, etc. Sides are sent each week – the last seven shot and reviewed.

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Photo Credits: Timothy John Plog, Stanislava Photography, Jessica Rao