NEW YORK CITY

2-Day Intensive Workshop

Learn our globally-acclaimed method in the heart of New York city with our exclusive 2-day workshop, run by PEM Master Instructor Sarah Victoria.

DATE

13th & 14th April

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TIME

10AM-4PM each day

LOCATION

Alchemical Studios, Studio 1, 50 W 17th St 12th floor, New York

PRICE

$300 USD (earlybird)

$350 USD (full price)

*earlybird ends 29th Feb

THE WORKSHOP

Experience how PEM can revolutionize your acting craft and learn our hallmark method for physical access to authentic emotion.  

Led by PEM Master Instructor Sarah Victoria, over this two-day intensive workshop, you will be taught how to physically access all six key emotions within PEM: Aggression, Happiness, Grief, Lust, Fear and Revulsion. Learn to come in and out of intense emotional states quickly, safely and repeatably without needing to refer to traumatic memories or personal story. Our carefully developed, body-focused exercises will serve to open up your instrument and work through personal restrictions that may be limiting your full potential, enabling you to expand your emotional range and performance capability.  

Additionally, you will also learn to organically transition through the emotions, create more complex emotions by combining the 6 basic ones, and how to apply authentic emotion into text to open up a whole new world of creative possibilities. 

Beyond the stage and screen, our holistic approach helps to reframe your understanding of emotions to not only refine your artistic skills, but also to improve your overall wellbeing. 

WHAT WE’LL COVER

  • Learn our hallmark method for physical access to authentic emotion 
  • Tools and exercises to open up the body and expand emotional range 
  • Move past personal limitations and restrictions that are inhibiting your full potential 
  • Access subtle emotional expressions for close-ups and film work 
  • Access big emotional expression for theatre and intense film scenes  
  • Combine the 6 basics emotions to create more complex emotions (e.g. jealousy, guilt, embarrassment) 
  • Learn to artfully transition through emotions organically to create depth, intrigue and nuance 
  • Apply emotion into authentic text work 
  • Manage audition nerves and stage-fright
  • Reframe your understanding of what emotions are, and how this can help your profession 
  • Develop your emotional intelligence and wellbeing 

ABOUT PEM

PEMis a groundbreaking acting method that provides actors with a direct, effortless and safe access to authentic emotions on a purely physical basis, without using personal experiences or emotional memory. Addressing unconscious trigger centers in the nervous system, PEM(Perdekamp Emotional Method) was created by German director and playwright Stephan Perdekamp to provide actors with a reliable craft and to take care of their well-being. PEMis taught at prestigious acting studios and universities internationally and is becoming reputed as an essential part of the actor’s toolbox.

PEMis also a comprehensive acting method, where all disciplines of acting training (body work, breathing, voice, speech, character work, emotional work, scene work, improvisation, acrobatics, dance, singing, stunt) are taught based on the same technical principles.

There are currently two PEMCentres across the globe, one in Hamburg, Germany and another in Australia with Kalliso. Classes are available online for actors in any location, and we hold international workshop tours each year.

YOUR WORKSHOP INSTRUCTORS

Sarah Victoria, Master Instructor

SARAH VICTORIA

PEM Master Instructor

Sarah Victoria is an actress, PEM Master Instructor and Director of Kalliso and PEM International. She has been a certified PEM Instructor since 2004 and trained directly with Stephan Perdekamp. She wrote her master’s thesis about PEM in 2004 and has been teaching for over 19 years. Sarah is on the board of directors of the PEM Center Hamburg as well as an actor in the PEM Ensemble Hamburg and the PEM International Ensemble.

Sarah has led PEM workshops all over the globe, as well as teaching masterclasses at major drama universities including at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Australia, at Babes-Bolyai-University in Romania and many more internationally.

BLAKE HACKLER

Blake Hackler is a two-time Fulbright Scholar and has appeared in productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theatres throughout the country as well as in TV and film. He is currently Chair and Head of Acting at Southern Methodist University and is the director of Yale University’s Summer Conservatory for Actors. He was a 2023 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow and is a proud member of the Brierley Resident Acting Company at the Dallas Theatre Center. Education: MFA, Yale School of Drama.

Sarah Victoria, Master Instructor

BLAKE HACKLER

Blake Hackler is a two-time Fulbright Scholar and has appeared in productions on Broadway, Off-Broadway and in regional theatres throughout the country as well as in TV and film. He is currently Chair and Head of Acting at Southern Methodist University and is the director of Yale University’s Summer Conservatory for Actors. He was a 2023 Lunt-Fontanne Fellow and is a proud member of the Brierley Resident Acting Company at the Dallas Theatre Center. Education: MFA, Yale School of Drama.

HOW TO APPLY

If you’d like to participate in this workshop, please send an email to admin@kalliso.com with the following details.

  • Acting CV
  • Headshot
  • A short paragraph about why you would like to attend

Successful applicants will be invited to a short video interview.

Please note that earlybird pricing ends on the 29th February 2024, and as the application process may take some time, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

DATE

13th & 14th April

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TIME

10AM-4PM each day

LOCATION

Alchemical Studios, Studio 1, 50 W 17th St 12th floor, New York

PRICE

$300 USD (earlybird)

$350 USD (full price)

*earlybird ends 29th Feb

CAN’T MAKE IT TO THE WORKSHOP? WORK WITH US ONLINE.

30MIN 1:1 TRYOUT SESSION (ONLINE)

A group of people moving and expressing emotion in a studio

2HR FREE TEASER CLASS (ONLINE)

PEM BASICS TERM CLASSES (ONLINE)

Jess Bush, Australian actress, model, and visual artist

Jess Bush

Australian Actress, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

“With PEM, you’re authentically able to reach a full-bodied emotional place very quickly, so you’re able to become wholly invested in a scene without a lot of mental preparation.”