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EVERYTHING IS IMMEDIATE!

Everything is Imme­di­ateIn a webin­ar recently, one of the par­ti­cipants was being led through an exer­cise on object­ives. Having applied an object­ive to a piece of text suc­cess­fully and re ener­gised her piece, she stopped and said ‘wow, it makes everything immediate!’.…

Limbo?

Limbo?‘They are not giving me any­thing!’   How often have we heard this state­ment? The actor oppos­ite you appears to be doing noth­ing, leav­ing you grasp­ing at pro­ver­bi­al straws for some sort of real rela­tion­ship. You are acting your littles socks off and your…

THE THREE WAY TRANSACTION

The Three Way TransactionHere’s some­thing to ponder. All ‘suc­cess­ful’ per­form­ances rest on one thing – truth­ful con­nec­tion. It is hard to deny that whatever we are watch­ing (no matter how aes­thet­ic­ally or present­a­tion­ally pleas­ing) means very little if we remain…

YOU HOLD THE POWER!

You Hold the Power!Apparently 93% of com­mu­nic­a­tion is beha­vi­our­al and 7% is verbal. This is hugely free­ing for us actors. The text is only a small part of the audi­ence exper­i­ence, which means that we have way more respons­ib­il­ity as well as oppor­tun­ity than we…

THE ARTISTS HEART

The Artists Heart  Kurt Cobain, Philip Sey­mour Hoff­man, van Gogh, river Phoenix, Heath Ledger. Self mutil­a­tion. Sui­cide. Acci­dent­al over­dose. It would seem that, while not exclus­ive to the arts, there is a well doc­u­mented con­nec­tion between artistry and self harm. My…