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.

What Our Community Is Saying...

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Truly inspiring

Nina Hatchwell

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.

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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Leslie Adlam

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...

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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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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.

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.

Your Instructors

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 General Hospital. Alyshia’s other credits include roles in such movies as The Other Woman, Parker, and Marauders. Currently, Alyshia is recurring on the highly anticipated Quibi's must-watch series with a poignant message #FREERAYSHAWN ​with Laurence Fishburne.