The Unlimited Actor
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is The Unlimited Actor?
A: The Unlimited Actor© (TUA) is an exciting new technique that blends innovative exercises with ancient knowledge for auditions, character development, and unlocking your full creative range. Through color, movement and specific tools you'll first learn to free up your body's subtle energy centers, bringing more radiance, clarity and confidence to your work. Second, you'll learn to shift those centers to exactly match any character you choose to play. The result is complete transformation—physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually—as your acting instincts will naturally align with the character's.
Q: Who is The Unlimited Actor for?
A: TUA method is great for beginning actors as well experienced professionals, and is a powerful supplement to your other training. It will ignite an energy in you that will magnify the other acting techniques you have and bring greater depth and reality to the characters your play. It is also wonderful for dancers, directors, singers, filmmakers, as well as coaches and teachers of these arts—anyone who wants not only greater personal presence and confidence, but a doorway to their unlimited creative potential.
Q: What is Energy?
A: In TUA, by Energy we mean the life force, the vibrant alive pulse that is everywhere and in everything—the air you breathe, the food you eat, the body you inhabit. It is sometimes called chi, or ki, or prana. This life force pulses in and out of our bodies through major energy centers sometimes called chakras, reflecting all the key aspects of our character. By learning to control these centers we can shift our behavior to naturally match the character's.
Q: How can I train?
A: Training is available in a variety of ways. Start with a 2 and 1/2 hour Introductory workshop, dive into a weekend workshop, or take a three class series. Level 1: Your Creative Zone, followed by Level 2: Embody Any Character. You can even train to become an Unlimited Actor Coach.
Nancy Mayans, the creator of the TUA method teaches in New York City and Los Angeles. Other certified coaches are currently available in London, Los Angeles, Berlin, Geneva and Mexico City. Check out the Upcoming Workshops page for workshop descriptions and schedules. Email us at Info@theunlimitedactor.com with any questions.
Private sessions are also available in person or through Skype/Facetime, and you can always explore on your own, with the new book: The Unlimited Actor.
Q: Can I learn this method from a book?
A: Yes! The method is outlined step-by-step in The Unlimited Actor, available now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Balboa Press.
You might also enjoy exploring these transformational techniques through private sessions, or live workshops. Go to upcoming workshops for more info.