The awareness, clarity, and connectedness of the actor’s mind, heart, and body are essential in bringing a fictional character to a complex, spontaneous, and compelling life. As actors, we examine the human heart and human behavior from our personal perspectives, which always includes personal experiences and our imagination. They can’t be separated. Personalization leads the actor to more fully understand concepts/tools, ‘transference’ (‘substitution’), and when and how to use this tool of ‘transference’ effectively.

Characters In Crisis

Personalization In Practice

In this class you will apply the tools from Comprehensive Technique and Personalization to emotionally demanding material in an intimate and intensive hands-on classroom/rehearsal experience.

Each class will begin with a physical and personalization warm-up.

1 Script: A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE by Tennessee Williams



November 9th- 19th of 2017


Class Dates:

6 classes

Thursdays (9th & 16th) 7:15-11pm

Saturdays (11th & 18th) 10am-5pm

Sundays (12th & 19th) 10am-5pm

Final Open Class Presentation: Sunday, August 19th, at 2pm

Pre-requisite: Personalization 1 or HFAS Faculty recommendation.


10 Actors
36 hours of class/rehearsal time
Final Open Class Presentation


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All payments must be made before the start of the first class. Students may not attend class or put up work in class until payment is received. We do not sell partial courses or single classes, and we do not pro-rate class fees based on attendance, including for classes missed for any reason. No refunds or credits will be issued for classes not taken. Payments are not per-class, but rather per-course.

Payments may be made online once student is registered.

We accept the following forms of payment:

Personal or Business Check drawn on a U.S.-based bank or Cash

*A $5.00 per-payment discount may be applied to all fees paid by cash or check.

A $20.00 returned-check fee will be assessed for all returned checks. After two returned checks, we reserve the right to request payment in cash or credit card.

We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone, particularly and especially those who do not adhere to our payment policies, who attempt to attend class without paying, and those who stop payment on checks made in payment for classes.

Absence make-ups are at the sole discretion of the teacher. These classes, however, may not be refunded, credited, or pro-rated. We do not sell partial or pro-rated courses.

No refunds or credits will be issued for classes not taken.