Acting and Performance Training

Authentic, Intentional and Holistic

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Ruthie Landis offers classes, workshops, and private coaching for actors engaged in theatre, on-camera, or voice-over.

 

Ms. Landis also works with dancers, singers, musicians, public speakers, and other performers.

  • Audition with freedom, joy, and spontaneity

 

  • Relieve performance anxiety by using your body as an information base – the body never lies

 

  • Access your authentic and charismatic “presence”

 

  • Learn how to be fully in the moment

 

  • Use the Enneagram as an essential tool for self awareness, scene analysis, and character building

 

  • Be free and comfortable in your body, taking “your time” and “your space”

 

  • Move beyond technique to inspiration to truth

 

  • Begin with your imagination and engage your intuition

 

  • Build with your “blocks”

 

  • Move through your resistance to infinite possibilities

 

  • Sense greater intimacy and trust between your-self , the character, and the text

 

  • Learn to focus your energy and attention.

The Enneagram for Actors and Writers: The Perfect Tool

 

 

 

Performance Anxiety & Body Psychotherapy

 

 

 

 

Four tracks used equally in Building The "Actor-Self"

 

 

Experiential

 

  • Deepening the mind/body/spirit awareness connection

 

  • Working with intentionality on two planes- the life scene and the play scene

 

  • Preparing the receptive field from which creativity and spontaneity can easily flow.

 

 

 

Educational / Cognitive

 

  • Note recommended texts

 

  • Reading and journaling about the essence of what you've read

 

  • Exercising the observer-self with nonjudgmental noticing: notice, then imagine, then feel.

 

 

 

Technique

 

  • Body as pliable tool

 

  • Intuition building

 

  • Imagination- asking the questions that lead to more questions

 

  • Visualization-environment, character building, actor/character bridging

 

  • Distilling the “want”, the hunger of the character

 

  • Playing the intention, not the obstacle

 

  • Video playback as learning tool.

 

 

 

Working with Text

 

  • Reading and analyzing material

 

  • Learning by heart

 

  • Embodying text, bringing to life that which is on the page

 

  • Choice making.

Monologues

 

Every monologue is a dialogue. Monologue preparation and auditioning can be a gratifying, enriching, and pleasurable discipline, one that the actor looks forward to doing. We focus on all aspects of the monologue process: selection, editing, preparation, performance, and on-going growth and learning following auditions. Actors need monologues like a carpenter needs his tools. It is optimum to have many in varying styles and genres. Each monologue is treated like a scene and emphasizes spontaneity and interaction with self, environment, and the other characters in the scene. We utilize mind/body/energy/heart work to supports the whole actor, inviting greater awareness, creativity, and safety for the actor.

 

General Scene Work

 

We invite the actor to explore the process of scene work on many levels: character development, being fully present in the moment, receiving before responding, text analysis, organic blocking, and response from an authentic impulse. The Enneagram is an essential support tool for all of the above.

 

About Ruthie Landis

 

 

Recommended Reading

 

The Power of Now by Ekhart Tolle

Point Zero Creativity Without Limits by Michelle Cassou

Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Naomi Remen

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

The Potent Self by Moshe Feldenkrais

Gestalt Therapy Verbatim by Frederick S. Perls

Building a Character by Stanislavski

Respect for Acting by Ute Hagen

To the Actor by Michael Checkov

Audition by Michael Shurtleff

Secrets for the Film Actor by Patrick Tucker

The Literary Enneagram Characters from the Inside Out by Judith Searle Enneagram Movie and Video Guide Thomas Condon

The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Russ Hudson and Don Riso

Books by Meisner on the Meisner Technique

Books by Stella Adler

Acting in Film by Michael Caine

 

 

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The Enneagram for Actors and Writers: The Perfect Tool

 

 

Performance Anxiety & Body Psychotherapy

 

 

 

Four tracks used equally in Building the "Actor-Self"

 

Experiential

 

  • Deepening the mind/body/spirit awareness connection

 

  • Working with intentionality on two planes- the life scene and the play scene

 

  • Preparing the receptive field from which creativity and spontaneity can easily flow.

 

 

Educational / Cognitive

 

  • Note recommended texts

 

  • Reading and journaling about the essence of what you've read

 

  • Exercising the observer-self with nonjudgmental noticing: notice, then imagine, then feel.

 

 

Technique

 

  • Body as pliable tool

 

  • Intuition building

 

  • Imagination- asking the questions that lead to more questions

 

  • Visualization-environment, character building, actor/character bridging

 

  • Distilling the “want”, the hunger of the character

 

  • Playing the intention, not the obstacle

 

  • Video playback as learning tool.

 

 

Working with Text

 

  • Reading and analyzing material

 

  • Learning by heart

 

  • Embodying text, bringing to life that which is on the page

 

  • Choice making.

 

 

Monologues

 

Every monologue is a dialogue. Monologue preparation and auditioning can be a gratifying, enriching, and pleasurable discipline, one that the actor looks forward to doing. We focus on all aspects of the monologue process: selection, editing, preparation, performance, and on-going growth and learning following auditions. Actors need monologues like a carpenter needs his tools. It is optimum to have many in varying styles and genres. Each monologue is treated like a scene and emphasizes spontaneity and interaction with self, environment, and the other characters in the scene. We utilize mind/body/energy/heart work to supports the whole actor, inviting greater awareness, creativity, and safety for the actor.

 

General Scene Work

 

We invite the actor to explore the process of scene work on many levels: character development, being fully present in the moment, receiving before responding, text analysis, organic blocking, and response from an authentic impulse. The Enneagram is an essential support tool for all of the above.

 

About Ruthie Landis

 

 

Recommended Reading

 

The Power of Now by Ekhart Tolle

Point Zero Creativity Without Limits by Michelle Cassou

Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Naomi Remen

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

The Potent Self by Moshe Feldenkrais

Gestalt Therapy Verbatim by Frederick S. Perls

Building a Character by Stanislavski

Respect for Acting by Ute Hagen

To the Actor by Michael Checkov

Audition by Michael Shurtleff

Secrets for the Film Actor by Patrick Tucker

The Literary Enneagram Characters from the Inside Out by Judith Searle Enneagram Movie and Video Guide Thomas Condon

The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Russ Hudson and Don Riso

Books by Meisner on the Meisner Technique

Books by Stella Adler

Acting in Film by Michael Caine

 

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Acting and Performance Training

Authentic, Intentional and Holistic

 

Image of Ruth Landis speaking to other actors in a group setting.

  • Audition with freedom, joy, and spontaneity

 

  • Relieve performance anxiety by using your body as an information base – the body never lies
  • Access your authentic and charismatic “presence”

 

  • Learn how to be fully in the moment

 

  • Use the Enneagram as an essential tool for self awareness, scene analysis, and character building

 

  • Be free and comfortable in your body, taking “your time” and “your space”

 

  • Move beyond technique to inspiration to truth

 

  • Begin with your imagination and engage your intuition

 

  • Build with your “blocks”

 

  • Move through your resistance to infinite possibilities

 

  • Sense greater intimacy and trust between your-self , the character, and the text

 

  • Learn to focus your energy and attention.

 

 

The Enneagram for Actors and Writers: The Perfect Tool

 

 

Performance Anxiety & Body Psychotherapy

 

 

Four tracks used equally in Building the "Actor-Self"

 

Experiential

 

  • Deepening the mind/body/spirit awareness connection

 

  • Working with intentionality on two planes- the life scene and the play scene

 

  • Preparing the receptive field from which creativity and spontaneity can easily flow.

 

 

Educational / Cognitive

 

  • Note recommended texts

 

  • Reading and journaling about the essence of what you've read

 

  • Exercising the observer-self with nonjudgmental noticing: notice, then imagine, then feel.

 

 

Technique

 

  • Body as pliable tool

 

  • Intuition building

 

  • Imagination- asking the questions that lead to more questions

 

  • Visualization-environment, character building, actor/character bridging

 

  • Distilling the “want”, the hunger of the character

 

  • Playing the intention, not the obstacle

 

  • Video playback as learning tool.

 

 

Working with Text

 

  • Reading and analyzing material

 

  • Learning by heart

 

  • Embodying text, bringing to life that which is on the page

 

  • Choice making.

 

 

Monologues

 

Every monologue is a dialogue. Monologue preparation and auditioning can be a gratifying, enriching, and pleasurable discipline, one that the actor looks forward to doing. We focus on all aspects of the monologue process: selection, editing, preparation, performance, and on-going growth and learning following auditions. Actors need monologues like a carpenter needs his tools. It is optimum to have many in varying styles and genres. Each monologue is treated like a scene and emphasizes spontaneity and interaction with self, environment, and the other characters in the scene. We utilize mind/body/energy/heart work to supports the whole actor, inviting greater awareness, creativity, and safety for the actor.

 

General Scene Work

 

We invite the actor to explore the process of scene work on many levels: character development, being fully present in the moment, receiving before responding, text analysis, organic blocking, and response from an authentic impulse. The Enneagram is an essential support tool for all of the above.

 

About Ruthie Landis

 

 

Recommended Reading

 

The Power of Now by Ekhart Tolle

Point Zero Creativity Without Limits by Michelle Cassou

Kitchen Table Wisdom by Rachel Naomi Remen

The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron

The Potent Self by Moshe Feldenkrais

Gestalt Therapy Verbatim by Frederick S. Perls

Building a Character by Stanislavski

Respect for Acting by Ute Hagen

To the Actor by Michael Checkov

Audition by Michael Shurtleff

Secrets for the Film Actor by Patrick Tucker

The Literary Enneagram Characters from the Inside Out by Judith Searle Enneagram Movie and Video Guide Thomas Condon

The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Russ Hudson and Don Riso

Books by Meisner on the Meisner Technique

Books by Stella Adler

Acting in Film by Michael Caine

 

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