Acting Techniques & Targets, with Jack Erdie

The Workshop

This workshop is for actors ages 18 and over with intermediate-level acting experience.

Over the course of four, 3-hour sessions, we’ll cover an array of essential acting skills and techniques and how to sharpen them through focused practice.

Areas covered include:

-The foundation: YOU
-Economy, stillness & listening
-Body language: movement as story
-The mirroring spectrum
-Contrast & conflict
-Text, context, subtext, pretext
-The causal chain

The Schedule

Wednesday, Nov. 13 (6:30 – 9:30 PM)
Saturday, Nov. 16 (4:30 – 7:30 PM)
Wednesday, Nov. 20 (6:30 – 9:30 PM)
Saturday, Nov. 23 (2 – 5 PM)

**Jack will be available for individual questions and clarification to all participants by phone or FaceTime during the two weeks of the workshop.**

Location: Mosser Casting, 3583 Butler Street, Pittsburgh 225201
Cost: $225 for registrations before Nov. 8. $250 afterwards.



Jack Erdie HeadshotJack Erdie has been playing killers, dealers and other menaces in film and television for 24 years. He is best known in film as Scratch in SUDDEN DEATH and Meth Guy in OUT OF THE FURNACE – in which he went head to head with Christian Bale and Sam Shepard and held his own. And on television as Richard Speck in the David Fincher/Netflix series MINDHUNTER.

Jack has stolen and modified methods from at least a dozen world-class acting teachers, directors, and high-level actors. He even paid for lessons once and took Howard Fine’s Foundational Intensive. (It was worth it.)

Having struggled in the industry for two and a half decades, made all the wrong moves and connections, and learned many lessons the hard way, he finally got it and seems to be doing everything correctly with great results.

Since it’s past time to give something back: He would like to help other aspiring performers make the right moves and connections and profit from those lessons to build more effective, streamlined careers.