This is a course for directors and writers. It seeks to demystify and explain through exercises, improvisations, and scenes ways to evoke truthful and exciting performances. For the director, it should provide an experience that will give them invaluable insight into how actors actually work and help them to connect and communicate meaningfully with actors. For the writer, it should give them a deeper understanding of the creative value of finding the true events of the script beyond and below the printed text. Techniques used: Lee Strasbourg & Sandy Maisner & Stella Adler
ABOUT BARRY PRIMUS
Barry Primus started his career with the acclaimed directors Elia Kazan and Harold Clurman. Throughout a long film career consisting of more than 50 movies, Barry has worked with Martin Scorsese, Sydney Pollack, Mark Rydell, James Toback, Roger Cormen, Paul Mazursky and Roger Vadim. He also had a cameo in Righteous Kill with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, American Hustle, and Grudge Match. Barry also co-wrote and directed Mistress starring Robert De Niro. For over 20 years, Barry has taught acting and directing internationally in Moscow, Kiev, at the Lito Cruz Studio in Argentina as well as at acclaimed schools including UCLA, LMU, Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, Maine Media Workshops and AFI. Barry has also privately coached top stars for major roles. He is a member of the Actors’ Studio and serves on their board.