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total preparation II: character exercises

October 7, 2018 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

This four-hour intensive class expands and deepens the craft concepts introduced in Total Preparation I. Actors explore in-depth the final five steps of the Arvold/Warner 10-step preparation checklist, participate in group exercises and receive individual coaching through scene work led by master teachers Richard Warner and Erica Arvold. Required prerequisite: Total Preparation I

Features of the class include:

  • sensory work
  • in-depth script analysis
  • external and internal character development
  • on-camera practice
  • personalized coaching

Grounded in the detailed study of a scene, actors practice efficient, effective techniques for creating action-based characters. The first half of class is discussion and exercise based, and the second half is intensive coaching – please come prepared to work!

Participation in Total Preparation II requires the prerequisite enrollment and participation in Total Preparation I. Students who have not completed Total Preparation I may not enroll in Total Preparation II.


DISCLAIMER: Erica Arvold is a Master Teacher as well as a member of Casting Society of America, and the following disclaimer is aligned with the core beliefs of CSA, arvold.education and Arvold Warner Studio. This class is a learning experience; it is not an audition nor an employment opportunity. Absolutely no materials will be shared for the purposes of any perceived opportunity nor will Erica accept any such materials. Students are expected to participate with the sole intent to gain knowledge and craft skill.



The Actor’s Center of Asheville | Eastside Business Park |104 Eastside Drive | Black Mountain, NC 28711

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