Acting m. Kirk Baltz
Mo, 5. Jun 2023 - Do, 8. Jun 2023
DREAMWORK for Actors
m. Kirk Baltz
„become free to respond “
as we work with and through our dreams
Kirk Baltz has been helping Actors find the essence of their Character for decades:
„Many of us try to intellectualize our way into the work. We analyze, analyze, analyze, until we think we understand the character intimately. Then when the cameras are rolling or the curtain opens, we find ourselves stuck in the analysis, wondering why we feel stiff and disconnected.
Inside you lies the answer. You have an untapped reservoir of pure life force in your subconscious. It lies behind the ego and the judgements you have of yourself.
Through dreamwork we gain access to that untapped reservoir, and the messages sent to us by our dreams lead to work that is fresh, alive, unexpected. Dreamwork is the panacea to analysis paralysis.
I’ve been teaching and practicing dreamwork for over 25 years, and I’ve trained extensively with Sandra Seacat and Kim Gillingham.
A few of the prominent actors who practice dreamwork are:
Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Andrew Garfield, Laura Dern, Harvey Keitel, Jessica Lang, Mickey Rourke, Aaron Eckhardt and Sandra Oh.
In this course, we will be layering dreamwork on a Meisner foundation and working with family Archetypes as we dive into Sam Shepard’s classic play True West.
We will be making his characters gender fluid, as the struggle for power between these two brothers is universal and translates easily to any gender.
Before class please READ TRUE WEST and bring a printed copy with you to class.
Also, please prepare this dream assignment and bring it on the first day of class.
DREAM ASSIGNMENT _____________________________
Before you go to sleep, write out the following letter to yourself in a journal.
Dear Inner Self, (Time and date)
If it is your will, please reveal to me in a dream tonight what you would like me to know about True West by Sam Shepard so that I may work on this play in a way that will bring me closer to you.
With Care and Respect,
P.S. Please help me to remember and write down my dream when I wake up.
Leave a pen and notebook by your bed. First thing when you wake up, write down all aspects of your dream that you can remember. If you have no dream or just a single image, write it down or even just your first waking thoughts and feelings. Trust the process.
Give your dreams permission to help you become aware of areas where you struggle for power in your life, and journal about feelings that arise as you read the play.
This promises to be a transformational workshop that will inject life back into your work. Join us.
With Care and Respect,
P.S. Read testimonials from my students HERE.
Early: 450€ (expires 16th May) | After that: 480€
Early: 430€ (expires 16th May) | After that: 450€
- 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 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.
kirkbaltz.com | IMDb Credits
- 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 🙂