Acting MasterClass m. Kirk Baltz
Mo, 27. Feb 2023 - Do, 2. Mrz 2023
m. Kirk Baltz
‚Go Beyond Performance‘
Feb. 27 – Mar. 2 2023
Kirk Baltz has been helping Actors find the essence of their Character for decades. As an Actor, Teacher and Coach Kirk is passionate about helping Actors succeed and get results…NOW:
Our focus will be on letting go of what keeps us from expressing our Authentic selves.
When we drop the “performance” of acting and show up authentically, profound truths are revealed in our work.
The progression is really quite simple:
Listen Fully…Let Go Completely…Respond Truthfully
Exercises will include:
Movement to release physical tension, Meisner repetition to build connection, Method based
relaxation to help with breath-work, Improv to help with trusting spontaneity and instinct, finding core truth in what we are saying while working with text … and more
We will begin with a 60-90 second monologue of your choosing…from a film/play that you’ve worked on before, or one you’ve always wanted to work on. You’ll receive support and feedback and leave class with a fully fleshed-out monologue in your pocket. Scenes from a variety of screenplays and theater plays will be assigned along with a scene partner.
“What will I gain from working with Kirk…
what might I come away with that’s different?”
I thrive on helping actors to stop acting. This begins by trusting our instincts and impulses, and turning off the mind that’s trying to make sure we’re “right” or “safe”… which is restricting, counterproductive and exhausting. When we turn the mind off and listen, we become grounded, secure and empowered. Receptive to what is in front of us and to what our text “wants to do with us” rather than “what we think we should do with it.”
Read testimonials from my students HERE.
I know some of my students are struggling this season, so I’ve decided to gift all workshop participants 100€ discount. This is the largest discount I’ve ever given, because I want this class to be accessible to each of you. Today’s Artists need support, encouragement, community and a space for creative release now more than ever. My hope is that with all the heartbreak we’ve been through the past 2.5 years, this will help us dig in and return to our authentic selves.
With Care and Respect,
incl. Free Photoshoot on the last Day
with photographer Ansgar Sinnecker:
Early (until 6th Feb):
After 6th Feb:
Early (until 6th Feb):
After 6th Feb:
Dress comfortably, bring lunch, water, a notebook and a pen along with your big bad beautiful self, and open mind.
Let’s discover who we truly are, shine creatively and celebrate our Authenticity.
Please Note: Returners/Acting-Students Discount please request via Email. Available for students that have participated at least once before at Kirk Baltz workshops, or currently enrolled 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 🙂