Stop learning by rote! Touch people's hearts instead.
After over ten years of teaching in both classroom settings and individual lessons, Carl is starting to share his own secrets about physical comedy, expression, exploration and dominating the room. Nail the audition, connect with the character, bring the music to life or just make 'em laugh. Your individual coaching session will be tailored to your needs and will be backed by not only years of education, but years of experience. Most importantly, it's a safe place to try new choices, perfect old ideas and find out what works for YOU because ultimately, THAT is what will work for THEM.
All classes are one hour long* and will be scheduled based on your availability, whether that's daytimes, weekends or evenings. Scheduling can be flexible, monthly, weekly or even multiple times a week. At $50 per class, anyone can afford to learn the secrets that aren't in text books, but are locked within each of us, waiting to reach out and connect with our audience.
Acting Part 1 – A standard guide to obeying text without letting it rule you.
Most people either take the text too seriously or treat it as though it is insufficient. This class teaches you how arming yourself with the text and opening yourself to what is written (and implied) can free your creativity and introduce ideas and emotions that will surprise even you.
Voice – The composer’s intent for you.
The note, rhythm and volume are easy to mimic. Find out how even the simplest notation in music can, and often does, carry a world of meaning; then use the knowledge to move your song from a pretty piece of music to an intentional, moving and captivating message, truer than any monologue.
Acting Part 2 – Release the character’s joy of being human.
When connecting with your character, don’t feel daunted by your differences. Using these three simple steps, you can not only find the humanity in every role, but discover how best to build a fictional character from the ground up, keeping the precious simplicity but also delving into the complexities with which humanity is richly blessed.
Overdoing It – How heightened physicality fits into reality.
Whether your goal is clowning, combat or commedia, moving from reality to heightened reality requires a discipline unique to the physical performer. Doubly difficult to perform live, the practiced movements of physicality, whether for dramatic or comedic effect, can easily be achieved with this ten week course creating pristine results and perfect safety.
Call or Email to schedule your free diagnostic today, where you and I can decide which class meets your needs and take the first step toward a lifetime of empathetic performance.
*Thirty minute classes are available as well. They are not as valuable as an hour but if time is a constraint, it can be accomodated.