Character Acting 


a new class

Film & Play Scene Intensive

with John Markland

“Character actors are the muses and the metaphors of modern film.”

February 4th– March 25th

Character acting allows you to manifest the inner life through physicality, such as Heath Leger’s shortened gait and stiff jaw in Brokeback Mountain. It allows you to express the wounds within, as in Vincent D’onofrio’s stuttered and hesitant voice in Full MetalJacket. It allows you to express the historical through behavior as in Meryl Streep’s reflective stares until an emotional snap and bite in August Osage County. Giving voice to those parts that have no words.

Character acting allows the actor to become the muse and the metaphor of film.

This class will be simple. A scene. A play or film character. You will create through voice, movement, hair, make-up, costume, behavior and disposition. Then we play.

You will need time in January to rehearse.



8 weeks on Monday nights at 8 pm – 11 pm. *Please bring a mat and journal.
$600. To be paid in full at time of registration. 


*Space is limited for this class so please register as soon as you know you can commit to the dates. For registration or further information please email