Can Acting Be Taught?

Can acting be taught? No. A child is electrifying to watch because the focus and concentration, elegance and economy, are all there. So is a cat. As self-consciousness creeps in – so does ego and the desire to ‘perform’. Anyone can be interesting to watch – as long as they’re not conscious of being observed. What can be taught is ways to take the focus off of the self in order to do truthful, organic behavior in imaginary circumstances.

Tension is talent unexpressed. Through practice, you can turn fear into excitement and tension in astonishing behavior. It’s all just energy. Learn to channel it correctly!

It is my belief that each actor has the talent, wisdom, courage, and boldness already inside them. I assist in training the artist to unlock their potential. I have found that as we transform as individuals, so do we transform as artists. As we transform as artists, so do we transform our audience.

Published by jeffreymarcus

I am an actor, acting coach, acting teacher, director, media counselor living in Los Angeles who raises astonishing dogs and can cook anything.

2 thoughts on “Can Acting Be Taught?

  1. Wonderfully said jefferey. I know acting is a deep process of self discovery and mastery. It takes a master like you to show us the way. Keep Sharing and Shining

  2. Acting can be taught in the sense that as an individual or actor, we tend to be conscious of what we do day by and by so doing, we tends to add value to what we know how to do best which in essence turns to creativity.

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