Ivana Chubbuck’s technique has grown and evolved since the early 1980s when she first started teaching in Los Angeles, and through her work with thousands of professional actors, directors, authors and producers; people like: Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, Djimon Honsou, Brad Pitt, Elisabeth Shue, Matthew Perry, Jim Carey,... Sylvester Stallone, and many others.

In the Introduction to The Power of the Actor, Ivana Chubbuck declares: 

I teach actors how to win because this is what people do in real life! They go after what they want. Interesting and dynamic people go after what they want in interesting and dynamic ways, creating greater emotion and intensity in realizing these goals.


The Chubbuck Technique applies twelve tools that get you to bring your interesting and dynamic self to confront the character's circumstances. The tools will lead you to spawn living and malleable behavior from the words on the page. On set or on the stage, you will be real-time problem solving with high stakes that put you personally to the test.  Twelve tools that bridge the character's need for physical and psychological survival to yours, making your interpretation of a role matchless. In Ivana’s words: “This way of working realizes a true, multidimensional human being, not an acted-out version.


Your profound understanding of the script will also feed a rich collaboration with your director. Any adjustments required of you will be easily applicable and backed up by your previous work because of the wealth of choices you will have explored. Your relationship to your collaborators on each project will be all the more dynamic, surprising and strong. 

For more information on Ivana Chubbuck: www.ivanachubbuck.com

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