Tuesday evenings: 6:30pm
Thursday mornings: 10:15am
Cost: 230.00 per 4 sessions
Sessions run 4-5 hours weekly.
Artists engage in a deepening of their instruments and craft through scenes, monologues, improv, and hundreds of exercises designed to liberate the actors instrument. Actors will learn to eliminate any emotional, physical, intellectual and psychological blocks to access vulnerability, passion, rage; all elements of the human spirit needed to display the human condition truthfully and encourage the freedom of expression.
A rich-variety of exercises and process are provided to eliminate each individual actor’s blocks, inhibitions, and obstacles in their ability to be affected and express deeply, truthfully and enter into the Life of the Human Spirit.
The work enhances the actor’s commitment and range influenced through the works of Stanislavsky, Strasberg, Boleslavsky, and from such books as No Acting Please. Actors will understand how much energy is required to move themselves from the states that they enter session with and to move themselves into the the state that is being asked of through the material.
This is a transformational journey towards the self, to display all of the natural and organic gifts each human being is capable of expressing.
GROK’S process is rooted in “The Method”
- Each session begins with Relaxation to eliminate the actors tension and to free their unique Instrument, to free “The life of a human spirit.”
- The rest of session deals with exercises to promote the actor’s freedom: emotionally, physically/vocally, psychologically and intellectually. The actor must stimulate their impressive/expressive nature; the nature of being affected and affecting another; to find that which will “activate” their spirit.
- Actors will bring in scenes and monologues, and also learn dramatic Improvisation.
The Actors’ Vow
From Elia Kazan
I will take my rightful place on the stage
And I will be myself.
I am not a cosmic orphan, I have no reason to be timid.
I will respond as I feel; awkwardly, vulgarly,
I will have my throat open.
I will have my heart open.
I will be vulnerable.
I may have anything or everything
The world has to offer,
But the thing I need most,
And want most, is to be myself.
I will admit rejection, admit pain, admit shame,
Admit outrage, admit anything and
Everything that happens to me.
The best and most human parts of me are
Those I have inhabited and hidden from
I will work on it.
I will raise my voice.