Horror Director, Patricia Chica, Teaches Unlimited Actor Method

Friend of We Are Indie Horror and director of the incredibly well done short film A Tricky Treat wants to take you on a beautiful Mexican retreat to study The Unlimited Actor Method in January of 2016.

Patricia Chica is an award-winning filmmaker recognized for her innovative work with actors. She invites performing artists of any skill level to accompany her on a 4-day retreat where she will explore the new acting method called The Unlimited Actor Method. Created by master teacher Nancy Mayans in New York, Patricia studied under her for many years to learn her craft. Patricia will be joined by Mexican actress and Best-Selling author Fatima López to couch the four day workshop.

The Unlimited Actor Method is the study of understanding how energy galvanizes their character. The performer uses sound, color, laughter, and dance to explore their character. Studying acting in this form helps access emotional depth and increase the scope of their imagination. It also allows the performer to sharpen their focus, create a radiant presence, and move into their creative some with confidence. The retreat is set in what is considered a “magical” location known for the strong electro-magnetic field. epoztlán, Mexico sets a unique backdrop which adds to channeling the energy needed to create these characters.

“Based on my years of experience as a director of actors and non-actors, I recommend this technique to any creative performing artist and filmmaker, as it infuses performances with an authenticity that is connected to the inner life force. You can also use this method to humanize darker characters (e. g. villains, monsters, zombies, vampires, werewolves, witches, psychopaths, victims) making them compelling and believable on screen. Production value elevates when you use these tools, especially in low budget genre films,” says acting coach Patricia Chica, who has been using energy work with the actors in all her award-winning films.

The Unlimited Actor expands the actor’s own commitment to the craft. It ignites an energy in them that magnifies all the other techniques they already have in their toolbox, and brings a greater depth and authenticity to the characters they play. As for filmmakers and stage directors this method empowers them with an understanding of how to use energy in their own creative work directing performances.

During this retreat, students will discover new possibilities and gain creative confidence. They are able to elevate their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual potential in order to reach a more connected performance,” adds Chica.

The retreat is set to take place January 20 through the 24 in 2016. Prices of the retreat, not including airfare, vary from $1170 to $1740. If you register before December 24, 2015 you will receive a $150 discount. Included in the package is as follows:

  • 4 nights accommodation at the quiet 5-star Buena Vibra Resort & Spa, which is situated among nature and lush gardens.
  • Delicious homemade breakfast.
  • Vegan/gluten free snacks and lunches during the workshop.
  • Daily yoga and meditation with a Teacher.
  • Visit of El Tepozteco ancient Temple on top of the mountain.
  • Visit of the village, market, arts & craft shops and ice cream parlors.
  • Local transportation from & to airport and to the activities.
  • On the last day: a curative ceremony inside a Temazcal (pre-hispanic Sweat Lodge), guided by an indigenous shaman, for the cleansing of the Body, Mind and Spirit.