Weekend Workshop - "Dirty Acting"
Workshop Length 2 days
Time Saturday 9am - 4 pm, Sunday 8 am - 11 am
Location Point Loma Playhouse
3035 Talbot St., Point Loma, CA 92106
Ages 18 and up
Director Peter Frisch, http://www.thefrischstudio.com/
Cost $175 returning members, $195 new members
Contact Us 619-800-5497, firstname.lastname@example.org
What is Dirty Acting?
Dirty Acting is acting on impulse in the now while being compelled to respond from pure awareness with intense looking and listening. Acting comes from necessity in the moment where behavior happens that is not behavior that is planned.
Dirty Acting works on impulse, eliminating 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.
"If we actors could only be like the creatures of the forest whose very lives depend upon fully looking and listening." -Geraldine Page
PETER FRISCH (Teacher, Coach. Director, Producer) has directed over 150 productions in New York and regional theatre and produced 150 hours of network television. He has been executive Director of The Granada in Santa Barbara, Producing Director of the Hyde Park Festival Theatre, Resident Director with the Berkshire Theatre Festival and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and Artistic Director of American Playwrights Theatre in Washington, D.C. In Los Angeles, Mr. Frisch served as Producer of The Young and the Restless for CBS, and Fox Network's Tribes. His macabre comedy Deadication, won a "Best of the Fest" Award at the Seattle Film Festival. Peter’s work has received the Joseph Jefferson, Outer Circle, and Helen Hayes Award. His play American Dreams, co-authored with Studs Turkel, has played in New York and all over the U.S. and Canada. As a nationally recognized teacher and coach, he served as Head of the prestigious Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, and held faculty posts at The Juilliard School, Carnegie Mellon, Harvard University, Boston University, and Cal Arts. He is published in a wide range of journals from Stereo Review to the Washington Report on Middle Eastern Affairs.