AN EXCLUSIVE MASTER CLASS FOR PROFESSIONAL ACTORS LOOKING FOR A TUNE-UP
There is no actor I know with more artistic integrity, love of the craft, and just plain know-how than Kirk Baltz.
– Philip Seymour Hoffman.
We are thoroughly excited to announce that Kirk Baltz once again will conduct a master class here in Oslo.
Kirk Baltz is a highly esteemed teacher and actor who teaches all over the world. In addition to this master class in Oslo, Kirk will be giving workshops in Copenhagen and Stockholm.
Focus for this specific master class will for each actor be: Find your centre – reside in and create from a place of simplicity, truth and conviction.
Kirk Baltz’s teaching is Method and Meisner-based, using repetition, movement, sensory work, improvisation, writing, script analysis and varying exercises. The masterclasses are taught in a warm, truthful, humoristic and direct manner. Kirk encourages artists to fully be who they are while realizing their full potential. Kirk’s work can also help participants with practicing the differences between acting on stage, on camera and in a casting office.
As an acting teacher, Kirk Baltz works with actors, writers and directors all over the world helping them gain a better understanding of strong acting techniques and staying authentic in the work, thus gaining a more striking presence on stage and on film.
IN THIS MASTER CLASS, YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO:
- Strengthen your acting technique while working in a safe and inspiring environment.
- Make strong choices, which aid in the delivery of a performance that is truthful and alive.
- Keep your work fresh and consistent.
- Be able to overcome personal blockages while achieving your full potential.
YOU CAN EXPECT:
- One-on-one coaching (in a classroom setting) to help fine-tune your work.
- Going through the process of working on monologues and scenes while releasing emotion with freedom and clarity.
- Greater confidence in how you approach and experience your work as an artist.
Exercises will include: Movement, relaxation, sensory work, and text absorption while incorporating impro.
The script we will be working on is «A Brief History of Helen of Troy» by Mark Shultz. It is expected that you have already given the script a good read when the workshop starts.
The play will be emailed to the participants before the workshop.
Kirk made me rethink my craft as an actor…I left his workshop with an excitement I have not had in quite sometime. His teaching has given me tools to move forward with greater confidence and a deeper connection to my true self. I very much look forward to his returning to Oslo!
– André Softeland, Actor
Kirk’s workshop is a must! He creates a safe and trusting environment and has helped me to better understand who I am as a person and an actor. I now enjoy my craft even more! I’ve been acting for 30 plus years and Kirk is without a doubt the best coach I have ever had the pleasure of working with. Always look forward to his returning to Stockholm.
– Kajsa Ernst, Actress
The workshop is a collaboration between The Theatre Alliance in Sweden and The Danish National School of Performing Arts Further Education.
Members of Norsk Skuespillerforbund pay a reduced participant fee.
Kirk Baltz is a Hollywood-based renowned actor and acclaimed acting coach.
From the start of his career Baltz has studied extensively in NYC and LA with noted teachers like 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 actors such as Ryan Gosling, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Garfield, Laura Dern, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Lange, Harvey Keitel and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
He has appeared in numerous television shows: The Shield, NYPD Blue, Without A Trace, Will and Grace, 24 and NCIS: Los Angeles and noted features such as Bulworth, Natural Born Killers, Reservoir Dogs (as Officer Marvin Nash), Dances with Wolves and Taylor Hackford’s Parker.
Kirk has recently appeared in the film Interior Night and will soon be seen in Deniz Erguven’s Kings. He can currently be seen in international film festivals in the critically acclaimed short films The Armoire written and directed by Evan Cooper and Demon written and directed by Caleb Slain. Kirk will be appearing in the upcoming feature The Will O Wisp by Evan Cooper.
Åpent for profesjonelle skuespillere, dvs. med godkjent treårig utdanning på høyskolenivå i utøvende skuespillerkunst, eller tilsvarende profesjonell skuespillererfaring.
Norsk Skuespillersenter, Welhavens gate 1, Oslo
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