Saturday, October 25, 2008

RIP Milton Katselas, 1933-2008

I didn't know Milton personally, but I saw him teach, asked him questions when I could, read his Acting Class and Dreams Into Action books, and saw the change he instilled in others. Thus, I understand Milton Katselas by this research to be an incredibly unique and powerfully wise man. He was not without his controversy (his links to Scientology turned some people off), but I never felt these conflicted with the incredible amount of acting and life-teaching advice he had for us as students. His corporeal presence will certainly be missed by acting, directing, and other creative people around the world, but his wisdom will be a permanent fixture and a constant reminder of how we can all improve both creatively and personally.


http://bhplayhouse.com/milton
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/15/magazine/15Katselas-t.html

Not to sound like an Amazon salesman, but anyone interested in reading his work can read his newly-published acting book Acting Class: Take A Seat or his book on achieving goals Dreams Into Action - the audio version is also available on cassette, and his May 1997 2-day seminar on cassette as well.

*UPDATED 10.29.2008: Los Angeles Times Obituary*

2 comments:

beth said...

I have read this on yours and a couple other blogs, but haven't seen anything in the news about it. Did you hear it from a reliable source? If it's true, I'm sorry to hear it.

Sierra said...

I have read from a number of my Facebook actor friends who were as close to Milton as family that he has passed. In this world of political heat, there's a chance it might have been pushed aside in the news or kept just in local news. I trust my friends back in LA to be told what is going on correctly.