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Alissa Mortimer

Actor, Theater Director, Professor of Acting

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30pm
Returning in Late, 2020
6-week class 
12 Student Limit, Ages 16+ 
Was $250 | Now just $195

Every actor has employs the best approach that works for them.  But what are the approaches from which an actor can choose?


Approaches to Acting is a brief history of acting techniques and styles, from Elizabethan to the present, with focus on the big 20th Century Stanislavski-style master teachers: Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, Uta Hagen, Sanford Meisner & Michael Chekhov. Who were they? How did they each impact acting styles in theatre & film?


The class will include a few exercises related to what each teacher believed & discuss some inspiring chapters in their books.

The class will be an overview of mainstream acting approaches in historical order; how each one works, who popularized it, and what techniques they were building off of to develop their own. 

Alissa Mortimer is a professor of Acting at the University of Oklahoma. She has appeared in film and television, and on stages across the country. She is also an internationally-recognized director of theater, and has studied approaches to acting her entire professional career.  She has taught Acting Technique at The Actor Factory since 2009.

The class will be a mix of assigned reading, lively discussion and exercises in the approaches.


Alissa Mortimer, directing an international award-winning production of the stage play "Miss Ever's Boys" in Grahamstown, South Africa, July, 2014

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