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PMTI CYCLE 2: Emotional Preparation & Scene Study
1-on-1 Private Coaching Session for Actors & Writers
"An ounce of behavior is worth a pound of words." -Sanford Meisner

"I wish the stage were as narrow as the wire of a tightrope dancer, so that no incompetent would dare step upon it." -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Cycle 2 builds on the foundation laid in Cycle 1 and leads the actor further down their journey of self-discovery and emotional truth. It reinforces all of the techniques learned during cycle 1 but now adds in the element of emotional preparation so that an actor can experience their emotional life in a deep and truthful way. Emotional preparation activates the actor before a scene begins so an they can be fully present and emotionally connected in a deeply meaningful and visceral way before a scene begins. Actors will also learn:

  • What is emotional preparation and why every actor needs it?
  • How to funnel their emotional preparation into a scene work in a way that's truthful and spontaneous.
  • How to allow emotional preparation to ground an actor to the given imaginary circumstances of a script to help support and recreate their performance in a deeply meaningful and truthful way.
  • How to apply to the tools learned in both Cycle 1 & 2 to a script and performance.

Classes are 13 Weeks, 3 Days a week. 

​Do not make a payment unless you have been personally accepted into the class. All payments are non-refundable. Students are responsible for any PAYPAL fees associated with using that service. Students will not be permitted to take Cycle 2 without having taken Cycle 1.

Price: $1,200.00  
Payment plans and Financing Available.
Whether you know your strengths & weaknesses or you're just looking for some help preparing for an audition. Let's create a specific coaching strategy that will maximize your artistry and help you to achieve your creative and business goals!

I coach privately in the following areas:

  • Audition coaching for Theatre, Film & Television, Undergrad & Graduate Actor Training Programs.
  • Emotional Connection to songs for live performance and/or musical theater.
  • Coaching for Under Graduate & Graduate School auditions. Resume help.
  • Playwriting.
  • Script Analysis & Scene Work. 
  • Career coaching to help you make specific & strategic steps toward achieving your artistic, and business goals.
  • Public Speaking.
  • Custom creating a coaching session that best fits your creative strengths and goals.

$75/1/2 HR. (Strategy Session)
$125/1 HR.

(1)   1-hour Session Package $125
(3)   1-hour Session Package $350
(6)   1-hour Session Package $650
(9)   1-hour Session Package $999
(15) 1-hour Session Package $1,375 

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Students are responsible for any PAYPAL fees associated with using that service.

If you have any questions concerning classes, private coaching, tuition or scholarships, please don't hesitate to email me.
Cycle 1 introduces the actor to the demands acting, script analysis, mask work through a series of step-by-step exercises designed to strip an actor of unnecessary "performance" habits by rooting them in truthful uncensored behavior and active listening. During this process the actor is taught how to work unanticipated moment-to-unanticipated moment so that they can freely explore their emotional life outside of their comfort zones in a way that's safe, unimpeded, and facilitates a visceral and deeply meaningful connection to their inner sense of truth. Actors will also learn VOICE, MOVEMENT, SCRIPT ANALYSIS, and other supplemental actors tools. It's a concentrated, high octane 12 week total immersion experience to strengthen both new & experienced actors, writers, and directors ability to work effectively on the stage and in front of and behind the camera. PTAI provides 3 weekly classes specifically designed to lead an actor to discover how to:

• To challenge an actor and start them on the path to realizing their potential while gaining a solid foundation in a proven acting technique.
• To learn to live and breathe in the imaginary world by stripping away bad 'actor' habits.
• To live onstage with honesty and truth and to deepen the actor’s sensory awareness.
• To free the actor of habits that hinder truthful experience in performance.
• To strengthen the listening skills required for truthful scene work.
• To be emotionally full.
• To use the voice & body freely, effectively, and spontaneously in response to others.
• To understand how to effectively analyze text and make it truthful to the actor.

Price: $1,200.00  
​Payment Plans and Financing Available.

Classes: 12 Weeks, 3 Days a week. 
Must be at least 18 years old to train. 
All payments are non-refundable. 
Students are responsible for any PAYPAL fees associated with using that service.

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