CLASSES

Classes build a strong foundation in the Meisner and Michael Chekhov Techniques, and may include improvisation, cold reading, scene study, auditioning, on-camera, script analysis, and more. In addition, Chris will help students identify and free themselves from any physical and psychological acting blocks that may hold them back from realizing their full artistic potential.

 
 
I leave class in state of excitement and bliss, and my only disappointment is that I can’t have three classes a week. No other class has made me see so immediately and clearly how much work I need to do. I am terrified and giddy to finally be in the right room!
— Ana de Lorme
 
Actors performing on stage

Actors performing on stage

Actors performing on stage
 

Classes in Boulder, Colorado, are held weekly, all year long, except for major holidays. Classes are kept small (12-15 students) so that everyone works extensively in every class. Classes are customized to the needs and skill levels of the students who are present. A scheduled audit is required. No walk-ins.

 
 
As a working actress in LA, the feedback I always get is that I am natural, truthful and real. I attribute this to the years I studied with Chris; he has an intuitive approach to teaching that I have yet find anywhere else. His passion for acting combined with his care for his students, allows for a safe environment in which to explore the emotional vulnerability needed to succeed in show business.
— Molly Ritter

 
 

WORKSHOPS

ACTING WITH THE BODY WORKSHOPS

Experience the power of the Meisner Technique, the Michael Chekhov Technique, and Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP), to identify and free yourself from the physical and psychological acting blocks that keep you from realizing your full artistic potential. Learn reliable and effective psycho-physical techniques for creating memorable characters. This unique combination of techniques is reliable and effective under the most challenging production circumstances, producing inspired and powerful performances every time. These techniques will be taught in the context of dramatic improvisation, scene study, and other body-emotion exercises.

Workshops are kept small (15-20 students) so that everyone works extensively. Workshops are customized to the needs and skill levels of the students who are present. No walk-ins.

 
Actor training exercises

Actor training exercises

Actor training exercises
 

PRIVATE COACHING

Chris Thatcher offers private coaching and on set coaching for adult actors. This is a valuable opportunity for actors preparing for an important audition, developing a character for a role in which they've already been cast, and/or on-set support during an actual shoot. However, private coaching is not available for general acting instruction, unless your presence in class would be a distraction to others.

For more information about private coaching and rates, please contact the Studio.

 
Actors performing on stage

Chris Thatcher coaching an actor
 

LOCATIONS

 
 

Acting with the Body Workshops
Sanford Meisner, Michael Chekhov, and IBP
A somatic approach to living truthfully under imaginary circumstances

Santa Monica, CA  
Venice, CA              
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Boulder, Colorado
5311 Western Avenue
Boulder, CO 80301

Wednesday Night Class
7 PM – 11 PM
$160/month (4 classes)
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