Dreamwork for Actors and Artists with Ken Barnett

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In-Person: Dreamwork for Actors and Artists

with Ken Barnett

In this workshop, participants will be engaging with fresh material from their unconscious as delivered by a dream. This potent material provides the opportunity to drop into our most intimate inner lives.

Working physically, participants will be guided to ask the thinking mind to soften in order to invite the truth held in the body to express freely.

Discover what is within you that is longing to be expressed in your creative work, and unveil the patterns of thinking or behavior that are limiting you in your capacity for full expression.

“The dream is a theater in which the dreamer is himself the scene,

the player, the prompter, the author, the producer, the public and the critic.”

Carl Gustav Jung

What is standing in your way in your acting/writing/creative work?
What might you be holding on to that you no longer need?

By engaging with one’s own dream material, the artist learns tools that can then be applied to any script or creative effort in order to deepen the personal connection to your work. As is true with each dream, each role or project becomes a new opportunity to learn, grow, and move towards wholeness.

This course is appropriate for beginners as well as people with prior experience with Dreamwork. Participants will have the opportunity to explore a dream or a current creative project. While the workshop is designed for actors, artists of all disciplines are encouraged to attend. The intimate size of this intensive workshop enables us to establish a powerful container for exploring the unconscious material that wants to come through. Please plan to attend all sessions.


is an actor, director, acting coach, and teacher of Dreamwork for Artists. He studied and trained extensively under his mentor, Kim Gillingham, in Los Angeles, and he has furthered his study of Dreamwork with the Jungian Psychoanalytic Association of New York, the C.G. Jung Foundation, and Pacifica Graduate Institute. Ken has been coaching privately and teaching workshops in New York and LA for over a decade. He has worked with actors, writers, and artists of various disciplines who are interested in exploring the unconscious. Ken has been honored to lead workshops at training programs and retreat centers such as The Actors Center Workshop Company, The National Alliance of Acting Teachers, New York Stage & Film’s Powerhouse Summer Training Program, The Lucid Body House, and Space on Ryder Farm. dreamwork.nyc.


As an actor, Ken has worked professionally in NYC and LA for over twenty-five years, performing on and off Broadway and in TV & film. He has originated roles at the Public, Playwrights Horizons, the Rattlestick, the Vineyard, HERE, and the Geffen Playhouse, among others. Favorite TV/film work includes the award-winning short film, Lavender, and roles on Mad Men, Mozart in the Jungle, House of Cards, & High Maintenance.


“Dreamwork with Ken is absolutely transformational. Ken’s workshop helped me find my way into my work in the deepest and most direct way I’ve experienced in years. Dreamwork bypasses the limitations of thinking about acting preparation, and dives into that so often inaccessible creative pool. Ken is a gentle, respectful and reassuring guide into wonderful realms. I will use this approach in all of my work from here on. Do this; it’s amazing.”Becky L.
““Prior to working with Ken, my ability to consistently access a deep emotional connection to story and character felt stuck. I knew I needed a new approach. Ken is not only highly adept at laying a path to access the unconscious, but his compassion and keen observational skills make for a safe and wholly satisfying actor/teacher relationship. It is often said that we, as actors, are charged with excavating emotional truths. With Ken, ‘excavating’ becomes a process by which the guide (Ken) leads you straight to the site with the greatest riches, and aids you in carefully and methodically sweeping away the debris to reveal the gold that awaits you.”” – Welker W.
“Ken Barnett is a gift to artists looking for deeper contact with themselves in their creative work. He is an intuitive, intelligent, kind-hearted guide into the subconscious. I feel safe and seen in his hands, and able to explore my dreams and work in a way that feels true. Ever grateful for his guidance in this work.”Sarah B.
Venue: In-Person – Schott Acting Studio/Berlin
Date: May 4th to 10th, 2024 | 5,5 Days
Time: Saturday Welcome Session, 5:00pm to 8:00pm
and Son, Mon, Tues, Thur, Fri 12:00 to 6:00pm CET
(Wednesday 8th no class, but the space will be available for rehearsals/preparation)
Normal Fee: 855 Euro 19% VAT. incl.
Early Registration Fee: 785 Euro 19% VAT. incl.
Instant Booking Fee: 695 Euro 19% VAT. incl.
(* We offer payment options in 2 installments)
Group size: Strictly limited to 16
Language: Englisch
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3% Reduction: Union Members (Please send us email with your registration or certificate)
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