THE POWER OF THE ACTOR
THE CHUBBUCK TECHNIQUE
THE 12-STEP ACTING TECHNIQUE THAT WILL TAKE YOU FROM SCRIPT
TO A LIVING, BREATHING, DYNAMIC CHARACTER
The premier acting teacher and coach with star power reveals cutting-edge that has launched some of the most successful careers in Hollywood.
The first book from the instructor who has taught Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt, Elisabeth Shue, Djimon Hounsou, and Halle Berry, The Power of the Actor guides you to dynamic and effective results. For many of today’s major talents, the Chubbuck Technique is the leading edge of acting for the twenty—first century. Ivana Chubbuck has developed a curriculum that takes the theories of the acting masters, such as Stanislavski, Meisner, and Hagen, to the next step by utilizing inner pain and emotions, not as an end in itself, but as a way to drive and win a goal. The result motivates real human behavior—from its source—creating a fundamentally accurate and compelling result.
In addition to her powerful twelve-step process for becoming and living a character, The Power ofthe Actor includes:
- l Script analysis of classic and contemporary scripts from film, television, and theater.
- Fascinating behind-the—scenes accounts of how countless celebrities mastered their craft.
- Sections on special acting tools and exercises, such as how to organically feel drunk or high; creating organic fear; being mentally finding the mind-set of a killer;and creating sexual chemistry.
“lvana Chubbuck has crafted a deep, thorough, intelligent, interesting, and complex guide… Chubbuck’s stories about acting struggles are humanizing and familiar, lessons all actors can relate to… Like a five—star feast after a month of fast food, her book is immensely satisfying.” – Back Stage West
“lvana Chubbuck is the premier acting coach ofthe twenty-first century… Ivana’s innovative methods of teaching both complement and rival those methods ofthe great teachers of the past… Under Ivana’s tutelage, the course of my career and depth of my work have changed dramatically” – Halle Berry
“l found this proactive approach to be extremely powerful-not just in acting, but also in writing and directing” – Eriq La Salle
“This is my bible; I don’t leave home without it.” – Eve Mendes
Ivana Chubbuck founded Ivana Chubbuck Studios more than twenty years ago, becoming one of the most sought—after acting coaches in Hollywood. She also works as a script consultant and has been widely profiled in the media. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, film director Lyndon Chubbuck.
Ivana Chubbuck is one of the most sought after acting coaches and teachers, having taught thousands of students for over twenty years. She founded the Ivana Chubbuck Studios in Hollywood, which has become a favored place of study for actors, writers, and directors. She has been widely profiled in the media as one of the foremost authorities on acting. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, film director Lyndon Chubbuck.