Acting Intensive m. Kirk Baltz (L.A.)
Sa, 27. Okt 2018 - Di, 30. Okt 2018
Dieser Workshop wird vorr. wieder im Herbst 2018 stattfinden.
“Acting is supposed to be fun.”
– Paul Thomas Anderson
In this unique workshop for actors, writers and directors we will explore and sharpen self awareness using autobiographical elements to create imagined characters outside of who we are. We are all shaped by where we come from. At times we feel cluttered and overwhelmed, wishing we could be rid of our past. Other times we are grateful for who we are and celebrate our cultural and social imprint.
Sharing our stories lies right in the middle of these two extremes. Bitterness and resentment are countered by compassion and acceptance. We find our power, sense of humor, grace, frustration and truth. Judgement and apologies slip away, we begin to share who we are with a fearlessly open heart and celebration takes over.
Improvisation, development of text, verbal and physical expression will be utilized to collaboratively bring one act performance pieces to fruition. All work will be rooted in finding your own most authentic performance while engaging with stage partners and the audience. This exciting process will support you in finding new and direct ways to access characters with commitment, clarity and a rediscovered playfulness.
About Kirk Baltz (L.A.)
With Kirk it isn’t all talk and theory…we are encouraged to do it…to think less and do more. That’s what I wanted. Something concrete, something that I can take home and work on. I can use in my trailer on set between takes and between scenes. Kirk Baltz has opened up new avenues for me and I am so very thankful!
Michael X. Sommers
Actor (Bug on Sense8 (NETFLIX))
While having appeared in over 150 film, TV and stage productions Kirk Baltz has worked with such noted film directors as Paul Thomas Anderson, Chantal Akerman, Warren Beatty, Oliver Stone, John Woo, Kevin Costner, Quentin Tarantino, Taylor Hackford and Deniz Gamez Erguven. He trained extensively with Greg Zittle of The Neighborhood Play House and Sandra Seacat, Tony Greco and Susan Batson, all renowned acting teachers and noted members of NY’s Actor’s Studio. In ’95, Kirk began teaching acting classes in LA and workshops in other major cities across the U.S. and abroad. He continues to offer private coaching in LA as well as online sessions via Skype. He can currently be seen in film festivals across the US and abroad in the critically acclaimed short films The Armoire by Evan Cooper as well as Demon by Caleb Slain. Kirk will be appearing in the upcoming feature The Will O Wisp by Evan Cooper.
- In welcher Sprache wird gearbeitet bzw. muss ich Englisch wirklich perfekt können?
I do encourage folks to work in their mother tongue. There’s more of an internal connection that takes place and then the works can be taken to English if desired. I’m more interested in artists grabbing the essence of the work rather than being concerned with the linguistics. I don’t need to understand what’s being said. I’m looking for truth and conviction.
- Wird zusätzliche Arbeit zu Hause erwartet?
There might be minimal work on lunch breaks and to do at home in the evening. Simple review of scenes and perhaps a bit of writing…nothing arduous. Evenings are for resting and dreaming 🙂