Building a Character

Self awareness and character development along with scene study, will move us into strong technique, the art of self-taping and acting on camera

Using the American-based Meisner and Method techniques, Kirk Baltz guides you through preparation exercises and feedback for self-tape auditions that stand out.

As virtual auditions are more likely to be in our future, the self-tape becomes a major focus in our work. 

Work in English or your mother-tongue, it is your choice. Scenes and scene partners will be assigned four days prior to the start of the course.

Sessions are focused on character development, text for auditions and creating strong audition technique that engage interest of Casting Directors and Representation with your self-tape auditions.

Each session limited to 14 Actors.


  • Set-up a Zoom account and practice navigating the site, along with the use of your mute button, to ensure a productive session for all.
  • Prepare your surroundings with a non-distracting background, make sure there is no window behind you, and be well lit.
  • Recording of video and/or audio is not permitted for any form of public viewing.
  • Upon payment and registration, each participant will receive an email 24 hours before the start of each session with the specific Zoom link and password. Please do not share links and passwords to ensure our creating a private space.

Tuesdays February 16 & 23, March 2 & 9
at 10am PST, 1pm EST, 7pm GMT+2


Four-week character & scene study using the screenplay:

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011 film)

All communication will be made with the email used to register on PayPal or Venmo (Kirk-Baltz-1). When registering, enter the amount, email preferred for communication, and note the course you’re registering for.

New Student: $225

Returning Student: $200