Acting Intensive m. Kirk Baltz
Mo, 30. Okt 2023 - Do, 2. Nov 2023
Oct 30-Nov 2 MUNICH:
„Beautiful Scars“ Workshop
m. Kirk Baltz
Our calling as Artists is to be who we are. To unpack all that’s within. The bright and beautiful as well as the dark and confusing. Deep down we have an innate hunger to bring all of who we are into the light.
We tend to sidestep our darker aspects. We skirt past the sources of our pain, guilt, shame, and frustration. We reside in judgment and hide these wounded parts, distancing us from our humanity.
It can be a disarming task to look at our “ugly” parts, but when we do with compassion, understanding and a willingness to play, creative freedom takes hold.
A different kind of Trust is born.
The shackles of “right” and “wrong” fall away. We let go of the need to label ourselves “good” and accept our flaws and strengths. The wounds we were once so afraid to expose become gifts that free us as actors, writers and directors. They become our “Beautiful Scars”.
In this class you’ll explore your “strengths” and “weaknesses.” Taking this kind of risk brings change and grace. Our work then becomes transformative within us and for those around us.
As a part of your prep for “Beautiful Scars” ask yourself which of these you might use to describe who you are.
Take a shot at owning your s***:
Choose one you believe to be a “strength” and another one you see as a “weakness” or “flaw.”
Ask yourself “are any of these “strengths” done in excess making them a “flaw”?”
Journal how the two have manifested in your life.
If you’re resisting one, chances are you’re being called to dig in.
We’ll be doing scene work from the remarkable play “Skylight” by David Hare. DOWNLOAD Skylight.
Please read the play thoroughly in advance and gain a strong understanding of story line and each of the three characters.
Bring a paper copy of the entire play to class. No electronic devices and a journal and pen as well.
As you lean into the work Imagine the possibility of Tom and Edward being a mother and daughter and Kyra being a young man. We will be working with these gender shifts in the assigning of scenes and pairing of partners.
The sooner you sign up and get started the more you’ll gain from our time together.
Looking forward to breathing deep and residing unapologetically in all of who you are.
With Care and Respect,
Kirk’s students gain a better understanding of the differences between acting on stage, on camera, and in a casting office.
His Actor’s Intensive workshops have helped actors, writers, and directors to build strong acting technique, and tell compelling stories with clarity and conviction. His classes empower artists to fully be who they are while realizing their absolute potential.
All work is Meisner and Method based…using repetition, movement, sensory work, improvisation, writing, script analysis and varying exercises.
P.S. Read testimonials from Kirk’s students HERE.
- DRESS COMFORTABLY, bring lunch, water, a notebook and a pen along with your big bad beautiful self, and open mind.
- DOWNLOAD THE SCRIPT HERE, read it in its entirety, and bring a printed copy to class along with your dream letter.
*Returners/Acting-Students Discount please request via Email. Available for students that have participated at least once before at Kirk Baltz workshops, or if you are currently enrolled as an acting students (please send us your proove via email).
About Kirk Baltz (L.A.)
From the start of his career, Kirk Baltz has studied extensively in NYC and LA with such noted teachers as Sandra Seacat, Greg Zittle, Susan Batson, Tony Greco, and Penny Allen; who are responsible for the training (and in some cases the continued coaching), of such actors as:
Ryan Gosling, Nicole Kidman, Shia Labeouf, Andrew Garfield, Laura Dern, Mickey Rourke, Jesicca Lange, Harvey Keitel and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
Kirk Baltz has appeared in such recent television shows as:
Snowfall and NCIS:Los Angeles, as well as 24, The Fugitive, Will & Grace, The Shield, Without A Trace, NYPD Blue.
He is also know for his tremendous work in a number of iconic feature films such as:
Bulworth, Natural Born Killers, Reservoir Dogs, Face/Off, Dances With Wolves and Taylor Hackford’s Parker. Deniz Erguven’s Kings, Alan Watt’s Interior Night, and the critically acclaimed short films The Armoire written and directed by Evan Cooper as well as Demon by Caleb Slain are more recent additions.
Kirk will soon be seen in Gingers written by Jack Depp, directed by Dexter Demme and co-starring Cooper Hoffman.
Represented by Metropolitan Talent Agency and Endorse Management Group in Los Angeles.
- 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 🙂