Uta Hagen Technique: Fundamentals of Physical Destination

Uta Hagen Technique: Fundamentals of Physical Destination

In this workshop we will focus on one of the foundational premises of the Uta Hagen process; the Principle of Physical Destination.


Where Am I Coming from and What was I Doing there?

Where Am I now and What am I here to Do?

Where Am I Going and What Am I going there to Do?


Action and being ‘in action’ is fundamental to finding a grounded active need within the scene both on stage and on camera. Our sense of ‘physical destination’ as an actor connects us to the location we are in and the other characters, to our objectives within the scene as well as to the stakes of the scene itself.

Through the exploration of a Physical Destination Exercise, we will explore the function and application of this principle.

For participating actors:


Please prepare the Assignment attached.


For all actors participating and those only observing:

Please watch the Youtube video below before the workshop. 

Physical Destination exercise

Please read the handouts 

Instructor Bio:

As an actor, Paul Pryce appeared on television shows like Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix, Unforgettable on A+E, and on stage played roles in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Othello, Pericles among others. He has performed in numerous plays across the United States and internationally. As a Filmmaker, Paul’s debut film COME OUT, COME OUT World Premiered at the 2017 Cannes Short Film Corner. His screenplay for his latest project THE DELIVERER was a Sundance short-listed finalist and the short film screened at multiple film festivals around the world. Paul is on faculty at Brooklyn College, Fordham University, and is the Director of the Hagen Core program at HB Studio. A Yale School of Drama alum. Paul was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. 

This workshop is included for all actors with a Studio Membership.

Active participants are limited to 8 actors.

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