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“PEM is the alphabet of our art.”

Carina Buena, actress, Romaina

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A fascinating approach to acting that is clear, concise and contemporary.

Richard Listor, actor, London

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If I could sum up PEM in one word it’s “confidence”

Justin Younts, actor, New York

PEM Workshops and Classes in Germany

The Open Acting Academy is the resident acting school that teaches full-time acting programmes and part-time acting courses in the Perdekamp Emotional Method. 

Auditions for the full-time acting programme are held regularly.

For more information on course schedules and registrations, please visit the PEM Center Hamburg directly: PEM Center Hamburg

If you require information in English, please contact:

Workshop in Hamburg

3-Day International PEM Workshop


COST: 270€
LOCATION: PEM Centre Hamburg.

The Perdekamp Emotional Method PEM is a comprehensive acting method that integrates all subjects necessary for acting: emotional work, text work, character work, voice work, movement etc. All subjects are based on the same techniques and principles.

PEM was developed by German director and playwright Stephan Perdekamp and provides performers with a safe, healthy and reliable access to authentic emotions, independent from personal experiences or memories.

Day 1 (6 hours): The first day gives an insight into the unique biological process of PEM and practice the emotional access triggers for the basic emotions aggression, happiness, grief, lust, fear and revulsion. The simple and effective exercises will help actors overcome personal restrictions and emotional blockages.

Day 2 (6 hours): The second day will introduce exercises for acting principles such as energetic perception, permeability, energetic flow, reacting to impulses and presence. These exercises prepare the actor to give their performance physical authenticity. The last part of day two will introduce how to apply emotions to text (monologues).

Day 3 (6 hours): The third day introduces PEM’s character work to enable the performer to physically get into and out of characters. PEM text work will be combined and connected with PEM character work.

This workshop will be held in English and run by PEM Master Instructor Sarah Victoria and Australian PEM Representative Rik Stowman

PEM is not responsible for flights or other travel costs. 



PEM Instructors:

Sarah Victoria
PEM Master Instructor

Rik Stowman
Australian PEM Representative


PEM Center Hamburg
Reginenstraße 18
20539 Hamburg

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It was life-changing for me. I came to Hamburg to get validation, to search for something new, something that resonated with me and I got it from the five days that I’ve been here – from the workshop. It’s been a very personal journey and it’s been a journey of growth professionally for me as well. I’m very glad that I came here.

Motlatji Ditodi, Actress, Johannesburg, South Africa


Thank you for the wonderful experience at the PEM Centre in Hamburg, it was so special to meet all the amazing people there!

Georgia Watson, Actress, London