The Garage

Taking Direction with the
Mechanics of Believability.

Coaches:  Jim Blanchette &
Lisa K Wyatt

Tuesdays 7:30-10:30 pm
July 11 — August 29, 2017

Most actors can make a very interesting choice. When faced with a director who doesn’t see it the way you do or last minute script changes, are you flexible enough to make a second, third or even a sixth interesting choice?

Do it. Do it now. Do it Again.
These are the director’s primary demands from the table read to the final take. For a creative and successful relationship, an actor must be able to fearlessly face a director and be flexible in his work. To be an asset to the creative team, an actor must understand his job description: meet the needs of the production.

 Step by step, we’ll guide you through:

  • Prepping a Script without Locking in Line Readings
  • Hooking Blocking to Memory
  • Making Memorable Choices
  • Translating from Craft into Direction
  • Creating Emotional Range
  • Body Dialogue Through Sequence of Logic
  • Understanding Time Frames


Customized material will be chosen for each member of the Garage. Since the Garage is a place for working actors, members are free to bring in audition sides or material they need to work on.

Minimum Enrollment: 8
Maximum Enrollment: 16

Workshops are held in
Van Nuys, CA

 

Welcome, all.

A place for actors to workout with and master
The Mechanics of Believability. 

Audit Night

Summer Workshop

We train in The Mechanics of Believability, the techniques developed by Lieux Dressler to address the needs of the industry. At its core, The Mechanics of Believability is a physically-based script preparation system. We show you how to explore text thoroughly and efficiently as an actor to find interesting choices, rather than immediately narrowing options as a director or using the popular but ultimately defeatist filter of “what THEY want.” Do it. Do it now. Do it Again. These are the director’s primary demands from the table read to the final take. For a creative and successful relationship, an actor must be able to fearlessly face a director and be flexible in his work. We don’t teach you how to act, we show you how to get there quickly and reliably with no drama. ​

Tuesday, May 23,

7:30-10:30pm

Come and find out for yourself the acting world’s best kept secret. Find out how to prepare, rehearse, memorize and develop characters more quickly and more believably than you ever thought possible.


RSVP to:

 thegarageactingworkshop@roadrunner.com