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The POWER OF THE ACTOR is Ivana Chubbuck's international bestseller in which she illustrates her 12-Step Technique that is based on the teachings of the acting masters Stanislavsky, Meisner, and Hagen. The actor utilizes inner pain and emotions, not as an end result, but as a way to power toward a goal that results in real human and truthful behavior. It is the only acting technique that is based on psychology and human behavioral science.

When actors work with the 12 Tools of the Chubbuck Technique they learn how to:

  • breakdown and analyze a script and their character
  • access deep emotions that will fuel your characters drive to win their objective
  • create a character with deep psychological layers
  • understand what motivates and drives your character without passing judgment
  • give yourself permission to overcome psychological barriers to make fearful choices
  • make high stake choices that will make you stand out in your work, in the audition room, and in your personal life.
  • recreate real human behavior and truly be in the scene using your own personal needs and life experiences so that the character becomes you and you become the character.

Use of the Chubbuck Technique helps the actor to realize a true, multidimensional human being, not an acted out version. We go to the movies, the theater, and watch TV to be entertained, not by ordinary or dull, but extraordinarily alive people. How a person dealing with pain and trauma overcomes and wins, by using that pain as a fuel. To experience and be empowered by the triumph of the human spirit.

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"The Chubbuck Method made a lot of sense to me when I first learned about it. It builds on Stanislavski and extends it. Mark is the ideal person to teach it. Besides being a working actor for over thirty years and attending Ivana's classes, he made the investment to return to Los Angeles to get certified by Ivana herself in teaching her method. What more could you ask for in an acting teacher?"

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Professional Actor Mark Craig
Professional Actor Mark Craig
Professional Actor Mark Craig
Professional Actor Mark Craig
Professional Actor Mark Craig

The Power Of The Actor

A Los Angeles Times bestseller, premier acting teacher and coach Ivana Chubbuck reveals her cutting-edge technique, which has launched some of the most successful acting careers in Hollywood.