Specialising in Acting and Performance Training
The Crosspoints System is inspired by The Viewpoints. It follows the concept of making all elements of performance equal. By habitual hierarchies and biases, you can see acting from a new angle and create performances from new starting points. This 196-page illustrated book explains exercises and fresh approach to character-building.
Stephen Atkins is an actor/director/writer with 30 years of actor training experience. He has researched acting pedagogy for over 10 years.
Mary Overlie, creator of the Six Viewpoints:
"Atkins’s technique is one of the first cohesive actor-training systems to incorporate the framework of the Viewpoints. I have formed a tight bond with Atkins over several years based on his extensive knowledge of acting methods. He has a unique ability to understand the depth of the Viewpoints and discuss their practices and philosophy, extending my own comprehension of my work."
David Bartlett, actor, director/writer:
" I don’t think I’ve come across an actor-trainer with the same galvanising panache and originality as Stephen Atkins. He has developed an exquisite approach to empower actors old and new. Atkins clearly has a profound grasp of the integral relationships between text, platform and performer. The result is pure inspiration. "
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