Every moment of every day, whether we’re conscious of it or not, we’re making choices. Our lives are a reflection of the choices we make. The same can be said about our work. Our work is a reflection of the choices we make in the process of creating a character and his/her world. The Master Class focuses intensely on the choices that best serve the actor in the professional workplace.
An actor’s job is to create characters. Or rather, people. Different types of people. Not simply to project one’s own personality, character, nature, energy, story, etc. onto the character.
“I find it important to ask – How am I not like this person? What gaps in my own understanding of the way people work do I need to fill in to be able to play this person?” – Michelle Williams
The goal of the class is to assist in the development of that ability. Choosing not to limit oneself to one’s own life experience liberates. Cultivating and making full use of one’s imagination opens a world of infinite possibilities.
“Don’t think for a moment that I’m like any of the characters I’ve played. I’m not. That’s why it’s called acting.” – Leonardo DiCaprio.
Focus, relaxation, emotional, mental and physical availability, commitment and self-discipline are all necessary ingredients for working confidently alongside the best actors in the world.
The workshop is a judgment free zone. No competition, no working to impress, no showing off. We’re not concerned with results, just work. I believe in a completely supportive, respectful environment. Team players!