Hollywood Actors Studio
Founded in 1989! by Eric Stone
Eric Stone, also known as international visual artist Benichou first studied privately in New York with Herbert Berghof and Uta Hagen. Eric is well versed in most major acting techniques and ideas of the 20th Century including the Meisner Technique and Russian actor and director Michael Chekhov's Techniques.
Eric Stone was made an Honorary member of the famed New York Actor's Studio in 1981 and was accepted as a student in Uta Hagen's highly acclaimed master class that same year. In addition, Mr. Stone was privileged to work with Judith Unland in New York. Ms. Unland had been a private student of Michael Checkhov.
"Michael Checkhov's breakthrough work in freeing the actor through the imagination has greatly influenced me and still continues to amaze me." Eric Stone
Eric Stone first began teaching in 1983 and has contributed to the growth and success of many actors and performers including some well known stars in the US and abroad. As his acting, directorial and coaching skills began to represent a potent body of distinctions, Eric realized it was time to make his discoveries and love of acting more public.
He founded the Eric Stone Studio in 1989 in Los Angeles and Santa Barbara and began touring with weekend workshops around the country. An ongoing program was designed via classes, privates, intensive workshops and seminars. His sheer passion for artistic expression and his relentless pursuit of freeing the actor led Eric to establish a permanent actor's studio. A safe, clean, non-gaming, creative and empowering "arena" for people to hone, discover and challenge their spirits to more desirable heights of experience.
This approach is focused entirely on training the individual artist not delivering a general system to a group or mass. It is the strength, success and competitive edge of this training. By aiming straight at the individual, it becomes easier to understand the actor's specific needs, talents and areas that need growth and attention.
"No two human beings are alike. People are truly and fundamentally unique. They are similar and joined only in that respect. The nuances in how human beings reveal their spirit are incredibly fine, sophisticated and diverse. A great enrichment if you happen to pay attention.
To brand artists is to aim at destroying their spirit and their purpose. To help them reveal their individual passion for life and creativity is the only way for an empowering coach to make a lasting and worthwhile impact." Eric Stone
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