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Alyshia has a beautiful energy when she investigates the work with us. It's always inspiring and actionable making you feel like you have tools within you to make it your own. She's very giving and non-judgemental.

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So many different options, so many different tools, so excited to try every single one and see what works best for me.

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I have determined that I am in the Consciously Unskilled phase. I now realize how much I haven't been implementing into fully bringing my characters to life. This has been a wealth of information that will result in stronger self-tape submission. Thank You <3

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Character Development

Anyone can memorize lines, right? What separates you from another actor is specificity of character. So let's dig in and cover all the different ways "into" character and different techniques to the fully-realized PERSON you are inhabiting.

Course Overview:

    1. Welcome from Alyshia

      FREE PREVIEW
    2. How to Use This Course

    1. Discover Your Way Into Character

    2. Role of Natalie :: Breakdown and Sides

    3. Role of Cary :: Breakdown and Sides

    4. Make Your Own Self-Tape First

    5. Showcase Tape for Natalie

    6. Showcase Tape for Cary

    1. All the W's

    2. Opinion Bubbles

    3. Impressions

    4. Overcoming Judgements

    5. Finding Patterns

    6. Pain Bodies & Coping

    7. Operating Systems

    8. Trauma Bonding

    9. Parental Belief Systems

    10. Belief Systems

    11. Education

    12. Religion

    13. Socio-Economic Status

    14. Politics

    15. History

    16. Music

    17. Sense Memory

    18. Visualization

    19. Emotional Reason To Exist

    20. Loss

    21. Juxtaposition

    22. Assumptions

    23. Secret

    24. Fears and Concerns

    25. Daily Actions

    26. Jumping Off

    27. Speaking and Movement

    28. Dreamwork

    29. De-Briefing From Character Work

    1. Showcase Tape for Natalie with Notes // Using Tools

    2. Showcase Tape for Cary with Notes // Using Tools

    1. We Want To Hear From You!

    2. You Did It!

CONTENT IS CONFIDENCE

  • $497.00
  • 41 lessons
  • 4 hours of video content

What You Will Get:

  • Strategy and different techniques for developing a specific, fully realized character.

  • 30+ tangible tools to deepen your character.

  • Build your confidence with execution of developing content through character development.

  • Private discussion group for students to post their tapes each week and create a community with other students.

  • Downloadable resource guide with all of the tools covered in the course for you to use during your future audition prep.

What Will Be Covered:

Character development is the process of building a unique, three-dimensional character with depth, personality, and clear motivations. This online course gives various tools and techniques acquired from That One Audition interviews where hundreds of working actors gave insight into their character process, plus Alyshia's 20-year career of studying various techniques and tools. Many acting studios give one technique or tool to develop character. Never before has it ALL been given in one class. Whether you have an hour to prepare or six weeks, each tool given here will sharpen your understanding of the character you are developing.

  • A complete "tool box" filled with specific, tangible tools and techniques to develop and deepen your character.

  • Creating a checklist of questions, ideas, and prompts to give insights to create the strongest character.

  • Watch the progress of two actors working on the same sides before they incorporate the tools and after from a previously recorded live class.

Your Instructor

Alyshia Ochse

Actor, Author & Podcaster

Alyshia Ochse hosts an honest, humorous and inspirational podcast, THAT ONE AUDITION. These days, Alyshia is best known as “Lucy” opposite Academy Award Winner, Matthew McConaughey, from the critically-acclaimed and Golden Globe nominated TRUE DETECTIVE, as well as her previous roles in Satisfaction, How I Met Your Mother, Hart of Dixie, and more. Alyshia’s other credits include roles in such movies as The Other Woman, Parker, and Marauders.

Recently Alyshia recurred #FREERAYSHAWN - the Emmy-winning short form series produced by Antoine Fuqua ​opposite Laurence Fishburne.