– FOR PROFESSIONAL ACTORS, DIRECTORS AND WRITERS
Kirk Baltz is an American actor and master class teacher. He has appeared in a wide range of movies, notably in the part as Officer Marvin Nash in Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs. As an acting teacher, Kirk Baltz has helped many actors, writers and directors all over the world gain a better understanding of strong acting techniques. The work can and does benefit all.
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 encourages artists to fully be who they are while realizing their full potential. Kirk’s work also helps participants with practicing the differences between acting on stage, on camera and in a casting office. All work is Meisner and Method based – using movement, sensory work, improvisation, and script analysis. In joining this workshop, directors and writers will improve their own work through gained insight in the actor’s work and working process. No acting experience required for directors and writers!
All communication will be in English, but the participants can work with their texts in their own mother language.
If chosen to participate in the Kirk Baltz workshop, you will learn how to:
- 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
- Overcome personal blockages while achieving your full potential
You can 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
«Speed The Plow» and «Glengarry Glen Ross» by David Mamet are the plays that will be used during the workshop. The participants are expected to bring a 1 -2 minute monologue of own choosing, which can be from one of the two plays and in any language. Text material will be sent at least 3 weeks before the start of the workshop.
We launch the workshop with a Q&A with Kirk Baltz in Oslo on Sunday the 5th of February 2017.
Members of Norsk Skuespillerforbund, Norsk Sceneinstruktørforening, Dramatikerforbundet and Norske Filmregissører pay a reduced participant fee.
Kirk Baltz has been a working actor in film, theater and television for 25 years and has worked with such noted film directors as Warren Beatty, Oliver Stone, John Woo, Kevin Costner, Quentin Tarantino and Taylor Hackford, to name a few.
He trained extensively as an actor in New York City and Los Angeles. Kirk studied Meisner technique with Greg Zittle of The Neighborhood Play House, and Strasberg based work with Sandra Seacat, Tony Greco and Susan Batson, all renowned acting teachers and noted members of the Actor’s Studio; who are responsible for the training and in some cases the continued coaching), of such actors as Ryan Gosling, Nicole Kidman, Shia Labeouf, Andrew Garfield, Laura Dern, Mickey Rourke, Jesicca Lange, Harvey Keitel and Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
Kirk has appeared in over 100 film and television productions including: Bulworth, Natural Born Killers, Reservoir Dogs (pictured above), Dances With Wolves and Taylor Hackford’s latest film “Parker.” He has been featured in such television shows as: The Shield, NYPD Blue, Without A Trace, Will and Grace, 24 and NCIS:Los Angeles.
Read the interview with Kirk conducted by Rebecca Stay, script consultant: THE SCRIPT FROM THE ACTOR’S POV: A CONVERSATION WITH KIRK BALTZ
Open to professional actors, directors and writers., ie with an approved three-year education at university level (bachelor) or equivalent professional experience.
An updated CV is required as part of the application.
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