WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"Judith Searle's approach to character is tremendously helpful both
when writing characters and while learning more about one's self. She is
one of those special teachers: well-prepared, knowledgeable, with a fantastic
array of clips to illustrate her points. And, she's a gracious and accessible
teacher who makes simply being in her presence for two days a big 'ah-ha'
and a delight."
"The Enneagram is an extraordinary avenue of insight into the mysteries
of characterization and plot which enliven our greatest works in the English
language. Judith Searle is a genius teacher and a genius, period.
"An invaluable class . . . . a wonderful introduction to a fascinating
model for understanding the human experience; this workshop taught with
humor and wisdom provides insights essential for writing, acting, and living."
"The videos are the best I've ever seen. Especially with Judith's exquisite
interpretations and explanations."
"As explained by Judith Searle, the Enneagram becomes a perfect writer's
tool. First, it allows a story creator to better understand himself or
herself in order to choose his or her most congenial genre. Second, and
more importantly, it provides a powerful tool for the generation of internally-consistent
characters and the interactions between them."
"Judith Searle understands writing characters like Robert McKee and
Syd Field know the story and three acts. And like those quintessential
teachers, Judith can transfer complete character knowledge to you. Judith's
character mastery goes way beyond checklists of tips, tricks and quirks.
And her investment in the production quality of her material and instruction
is almost without equal in the world of writing workshops."
"Without Judith Searle's special talent for using unforgettable characters
from literature, film and theatre to illustrate the nine personality types
on which the Enneagram system is based, many of us would be deprived of
the Enneagram's rich insights into human behavior patterns."
"Judith Searle's workshops have shown me the enormous professional benefits
of the Enneagram for both the craft of acting and of writing. She teaches
this system with clarity and real joy, and the experience for me was both
enjoyable and revelatory."
"I strongly recommend Judith Searle's Using The Enneagram To Create
Characters workshop. As a model/tool, the Enneagram successfully focuses
on character types and how people behave under normal, relaxed, and stressed
conditions. The crafts of actors, directors, writers, and those who work
with them can only be enhanced when they apply this ideal system to character
development. Judith's insights and examples from classic and popular films
and novels are worth experiencing in order to deliver future high-quality
"Judith Searle offers the perspective of the Enneagram to the creative
community in a way we can appreciate, by locating Enneagram character types
in the literary and film characters that have defined our world."
"Judith's special talent is in choosing a rich array of examples with
perfect pitch for types, and in her insightful and eloquent analyses of
these examples. . . . I highly recommend her workshop."
"An area of Enneagram explorations where Judith is doing some very good
pioneering work is in the application of the Enneagram to story genres.
Hearing her talk about this and seeing her examples helped me a lot as
a theater and film professional."
"With her rich background in creative writing and her sensitivity as
an actor, Judith plumbs the depths of characterization in literature and
brings her students a unique and revelatory experience of the nine types."