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
Så här beskriver Kirk sin Master Class:
In this masterclass you will be doing a combination of Meisner and Method based work: exercises, monologues and scene study. These are the issues Baltz will be addressing:
- What is your technique and in what ways can we strengthen and build upon what you already have in place?
- Are there some old mind sets or habits that are no longer serving you that might be adjusted or let go of with a fresh approach?
- How do we make your work more grounded, expansive and imaginative?
- How do we get to a place of telling the truth with energy, engagement and emotion while not looking to “play or force” emotion?
As Baltz puts it: I am not interested in reinventing the wheel. I am interested in how you are already working as an actor.
The masterclass is rooted in taking risks in a safe and supportive environment. You will be working with Sam Shepard’s plays Buried Child and Curse of The Starving Class. Both plays are to be read and studied, printed on paper and brought to class.
Workshopen ges på engelska.
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 will soon be seen in Deniz Erguven’s Kings as well as the film Interior Night. 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.
Workshopen är ett samarbete mellan TeaterAlliansen, Norsk Skuspillersenter och Den Danske Scenkunstskole.