STEPHEN ATKINS & THE CROSSPOINTS ACTING SYSTEM

ABOUT

I’m Stephen Atkins and I’m here to show you how the CROSSPOINTS ACTING SYSTEM can help actors become more confident in their skills. With this system, I demonstrate that your feelings and senses interact with your thoughts through your moving, interactive imagination. You are able to access a broad range of character depth courageously and safely!

I can’t wait to share it with you.

Stephen Atkins Acting Classes

CROSSPOINTS ACTOR TRAINING

ONLINE (12 SEATS MAX.)

These evening London classes are timed for mid-morning or mid-afternoon in the USA.

POSITIVE

A balanced, healthy approach.

ENERGISING

A unique, enlivening practice.

GROWTH

Builds on your uniqueness.

ADAPTABLE

Enhances your current methods.

TRANSFORMS

Gives you tools for a long career.

INTEGRITY

The result of 15+ yrs of practice-led research.

ESPAÑOL

Próximamente una edición en español.
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IN-PERSON CLASSES

A class in the Crosspoints Acting System helps you generate character and integrate other acting methods. Join the mailing list to learn when the next workshop will be coming to you.

ACTING, DIRECTING & LEARNING

ARTICLES

Articles and excerpts that never got into the Crosspoints Book or elsewhere. If you want to see my heart on my sleeve, browse away. Click on a topic below to generate a filtered list.

Acting
Directing
Learning
All
Acting Systems, Methods & Techniques
What's the difference?
The Art of Self-deception
What performance may be for.
Acting's Like Riding a Bike
A Response to David Mamet.
The Stoic Actor
How philosophy can save your career.
Empathy is a Superpower
The secret power we all were born with.
Directing with Crosspoints
How to avoid "table-read burnout."
Through the Keyhole
The key to the story's world is the character.
The Zone of Optimal Development
Productivity and creativity.
The Through Line of Action
Where Crosspoints fit with the Stanislavski System.
Help Decolonise Acting
We need some change.
Entering the Text
Physical processes don't oppose text work.
Reflective Analysis
Don't take yourself out of the picture.
Learner-centred
Don't take yourself out of the picture.
Acting Tools
How to manage professional knowledge.
Completing the Picture
An active dramaturgical framework.

TESTIMONIALS

  • Reist (Actor)
  • Graham (Actor, Social Worker, Poet)
  • Bartlett (Actor, Director, Writer, Producer)
  • Bacon (Actor, Acting Teacher)
  • Bolton (Actor, Fight Choreographer)
  • Overlie (Actor-trainer)

Stephen’s knowledge and passion for his craft are infectious. He is at once a guide and an engaged audience. Every class offered a new opportunities, new chances to deepen confidence and relationships and a new perspective on my artistic urges. This has helped me immeasurably in my career. I always left Stephen’s class recharged, inspired, and a few inches off the ground.

Chelsey Reist
Actor (Harper on The 100)

Studying with Stephen I discovered that art is not only for storytelling, but also a tool for advocacy. I found my authentic voice, learned to be comfortable in the uncomfortable, to take space, to make space and to see the movement in stillness. This laid the foundation for my future career. Stephen Atkins is a gift to the world of theatre. He is a breath of wild air with his passionate, bold, raw, attentive and generous way of teaching.

Meredith Graham
Actor, Spoken Word Poet, Social Advocate

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.

David Bartlett
Freelance writer, actor, director and producer for BBC, ITV, SPACE, SyFy, Discovery, Five, ZDF, SVT and CNN

The passion Stephen brings to his work has inspired me to continue my own work in the performing arts to this day. I was struck by his unique understanding and perspective on his craft. I would recommend his instruction to anyone serious about a career in the arts.

Tristan Bacon
Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People

As a director, Stephen fostered an environment of experimentation, collaboration and open dialogue. His passion was infectious and inspired me to push myself in new directions. While his guidance shaped our choices, we were able to freely create as a team and made a show that was truly our own. Stephen is a true creative, a generous mentor and a wellspring of knowledge.

Ryan McNeill Bolton
Actor, Fight Choreographer

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.

Mary Overlie
Actor Trainer, Choreographer, creator of the six viewpoints
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