Master Class

med Kirk Baltz (US)

TeaterAlliansen, skådespelare, kompetensutveckling

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.

Kirk var en av de bästa pedagogerna jag träffat på! Kursen gav mig en tydlig aha-upplevesle och fick mig att se helt nya vägar för mitt rollarbete - säger en av förra årets deltagare.

Till vår glädje kommer Kirk Baltz tillbaka till Stockholm för att ge sin mycket uppskattade Master Class. Hans metod är en blandning av Meisnerteknik och Method Acting, undervisningsspråket är engelska.

As an acting teacher, Kirk Baltz works with actors 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.

He's aim for each participant is to find your center - 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.

Master Class content:

  • 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.

What to 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 Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Stephen Adly Guirgis is the play that will be used during the workshop. The play will be emailed to the participants before the workshop.

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.




11-15 februari 2019

Sista ansökningsdag var 2019-01-20.