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INCREASE  RESILIENCE

MANAGE EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES

SAFELY EXPLORE YOUR  CHARACTERS' TRAUMA 

MAINTAIN BOUNDARIES BETWEEN YOU & YOUR CHARACTER 

General Session Guide

One to One

Each one to one session is private, held in a safe & confidential space and lasts one hour (online or F2F) and; 

 

  • is designed to coincide with your production schedule

 

  • is a mix of improvisation and discussion

  • Focuses on the complexity of the character

 

  • May or may not involve working with the scripted dialogue 

  • How many sessions varies on the length and type of production, i.e. stage, TV, or film. The suggested minimum for a stage play is six sessions though this is negotiable depending on the actor’s needs.  

 

  • The sessions may not always happen in the order as listed. Though there is structure, there is also room for the work to emerge organically. Again, it depends on the actors needs
     

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One to One

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Groups

Groups are two hours once a week with 4 or 6 sessions per block and are limited to 6 actors who have either worked with the ACES method previously or have had a one to one consult with Alan Powell.

Each group session is private, held in a safe & confidential space (online or F2F) and; 
 

  • Focuses on your artistic development
     

  • Explores your character's emotional life using the script or monologue as a guide

  • Relies on the groups' energy, creativity and spontaneity to allow themes and interactions to emerge organically.
     

  • Prioritizes resilience & boundaries between character and actor 
     

  • Incorporates your characters' dialogue or monologue as a warm-up to group work
     

  • through the group process, manages blocks that may get in the actors way of going deeper into the emotional demands of a character.
     

  • through group dynamics, provide safeguarding strategies for highly vulnerable actors who need to manage a characters distress.  
     

  • integrates self reflection as a warm-up and cool down at the start and end of each session.