Character analysis

Participants learn to interpret a character for stage or film.

Using a foundation based on the Stanislavski Technique and influences from other masters such as Peter Brook, Michael Chekhov and Michael Shurtleff, participants learn to lift a character from "the page to the stage" using:

  • Relaxation
  • Concentration
  • Given circumstances
  • Commitment to an action
  • Objectives
  • Imagination
  • Improvisation


Artists/participants learn the creative and developmental process of solo work based on real life experiences, oral histories, autobiographical material and fiction. Topics covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Creating a character
  • Research and interviews
  • Premise of story
  • Telling your story
  • Theatrical conventions and influences
  • Voice / Movement / Writing


Participants learn performance techniques and vocabulary to develop original work through devised theater. Developed by Teo Castellanos, this pedagogy is rooted in:

  • Zen
  • 4 Elements
  • 5 Universal Rhythms and
  • Archetypes

Participants will learn fundamental principles of working in an ensemble and be able to:

  • Create ensemble work with other performing artists
  • Strengthen focus and concentration
  • Improve rhythm, timing, text, movement, and imagination
  • Create atmosphere and employ Zen influenced group awareness
  • Transform space using their collective body energy.



Participants learn performance movement techniques to enhance theatrical works. Developed by Teo Castellanos, this pedagogy is rooted in:

  • Zen
  • 4 Elements and
  • 5 Universal Rhythms


Participants will learn to manage the demands that solo performance has on the body and voice. This this workshop is designed to help performers take care of their instrument through proper:

  • Vocal warm ups based on Fitzmaurice Technique Voice and Yoga
  • Eating habits
  • Nutrition