Modules 4-6:

The Ten Steps to Creating a Character

This course will introduce you to the fundamental knowledge of how to take any script, in any genre or style and create believable & memorable characters for the stage or screen.

Character Creation

Learn how to create believable & memorable characters for stage & screen

The Ten Steps to Creating a Character has evolved and been refined from the teachings of Stanislavski and and Sam Kogan, to create a simple and practical system to break down any character and get to the heart of who it is you are supposed to be playing.

Course Structure

The Ten Steps to Creating a Character is broken up into 3 modules each of which are 12 sessions long, totalling 30 hours of teaching for only £390 each.
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2.5 Hours Each
The Ten Steps to Creating a Character Part 1

Part 1 covers steps 1-7

This module covers the first 7 steps to creating a character. In this part of the course, you will learn how to accurately analyse the play and make informed choices that directly serve the main thesis of the play.

The Ten Steps to Creating a Character Part 2

Part 2 covers step 8

Discover how to break down any scene into actable units, called episodes, and then learn how to quickly and effectively analyse and define the specific state of mind of the character within the episode.

The Ten Steps to Creating a Character Part 3

Part 3 covers step 9 & 10

Learn how to programme and embody the state of mind, psychological actions, events and visual design of any character.

Each session starts with meditation to focus your attention.
The weekly course is presented live on zoom and recorded.
We recommend you take written notes as it is the most effective way for information to go from short to long term memory.
Module 4

The Ten Steps to Creating a Character Part 1

Covers Steps 1 - 7.
Using the play *Killer Joe* by Tracy Letts as our main model, Module 4 looks at how to effectively analyse the play from first read through, right up to the initial embodiment of the character.
  • Plot
  • Theme, threads and thesis
  • Facts and implied facts
  • Biographies
  • Relationships
  • Major events
  • Mind triads

Most importantly, you will find out how to set the main frame of the characters psyche, by learning how to establish, programme and embody the character’s Mind Triad; The three fundamental parts of the character’s subconscious.

1. Super Image
The character’s primary self-image, the ‘linchpin’ of the human mind.
2. Super Purpose
The ultimate (subconscious) aim of the character's life.
3. Germ
The character’s super action, which informs how the character walks, talks, lives and breathes.

Through detailed practical exercises, using the main characters from Killer Joe, you will be provided with multiple examples to draw from. By the end of the module, the essential skill of identifying and programming mind triads will start to become second nature, bringing much greater resonance and psychological depth to the characters you create.

Module 5

The Ten Steps to Creating a Character Part 2

Covers Step 8 - How to Effectively Analyse a Scene

In this module, you will learn how to divide the play into manageable episodes and how to analyse a character’s EPOAs.

EPOA stands for:

The intensified thinking which causes the character’s Purpose
The specific desire that propels and unites the character’s Actions
The means by which the character fulfils their Purpose
The main Action that the character is using to achieve their Purpose

This powerful knowledge will show you exactly how to make the right choices for the character, without resorting to cliche. It will save you hours of guess work and add much greater clarity and depth to your self-tapes and all your work as an actor.

''The audience may not have any clue as to the finer levels of conscious activity, but once they see and hear they do know how to appreciate, and this raises their level of consciousness. They can do what the actor has shown them''

Sri Shantananda Saraswati

Module 6

The Ten Steps to Creating a Character Part 3

Covers Steps 9 – 10 - The Final Part

Having learned, in Module 5, how to divide the play into Episodes and how to analyse the EPOAs, in Module 6, you will learn:

  • Discover how to bring the character to life by learning the practical technique of how to programme and embody EPOAs.
  • Learn how to make detailed choices for the specific, moment-to-moment psychological actions and basic events, which we call the ‘inner score’ of the character.
  • Learn how to effectively craft these moments and make your performance compelling and memorable.

This represents the pure nuts and bolts of the art and craft of acting and brings together all the knowledge, skills and techniques you have developed throughout the course.

Having studied the complete Spiritual Psychology of Acting system, you are now equipped with the best knowledge and technique available in the modern world of acting. You now have the rest of your career to put the knowledge into practice and perfect your craft!

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Investment & Payment Breakdown

The Elements of Great Acting
Know Yourself, Be Your Self
The Spectrum of Human Purposes
Ten Steps to Creating a Character Pt. 1
Ten Steps to Creating a Character Pt. 2
Ten Steps to Creating a Character Pt. 3
*If you are unable to attend, the price of your course will be added as credit for another course of your choice.

"Honestly, no other training I have done has been as detailed or as clear as this. I strongly recommend this class if you are looking to understand, not just the art of acting and creating characters, but yourself on a deeper level!"

Jordan Alexandra, Actor
The Winter King (Guinevere), Grantchester, Boiling Point, Bridgerton, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
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