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, July 9
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.
The Mechanics of Believability.
Coaches: Jim Blanchette &
Lisa K Wyatt
Tuesdays 7:30-10:30 pm
July 9 – August 27
When you’re up for a role unlike any you’ve ever played and the audition is tomorrow, you’re first instinct might be to panic. Relax. We got you.
As the industry is starting to consider non-traditional casting the norm, actors are finding themselves auditioning for roles they would never have been considered for even five years ago. Many actors don’t know where to start. This eight-week intensive on-camera workout focuses on time-tested and dependable techniques to get past your mental blocks to create new and believable characters quickly.
Step by step, we’ll guide you through:
♦ Building New Characters
♦ Using Similarities & Differences Between You and Your Characters
♦ Creating Mannerisms
♦ Making Memorable Choices
♦ Preparing Emotionally
♦ Playing People, Not Professions
♦ Serving the Script
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