Make sure that you make a ritual of putting on and taking off the characters clothing (especially their shoes). NEVER wear the same
clothing that your character wears. Also washing your hands and drinking some water afterwords proves to be very helpful…
Actors know that it is all about being interdependent. We depend on our authors (scripts), our directors, our fellow actors, our imaginations, etc. Being a rogue actor doesn’t really get you anywhere.
The enjoyment and the pursuit are both necessary components of a great acting performance.
I often mention how important it is to find where the love is in a scene. Without love, a scene lacks fuel to power it along. In America, we often confuse love with attraction or infatuation. The truth is love needs no object to attach itself to. Love is a state of being. It is a force. It is tender and gentle.
In light of the sacrifices that many people make, everyday, how can we sit back and wait for Hollywood to recognize our talents? Why not volunteer hours of your week in service to your talent?
Tonight, the first night of the winter session (after Christmas break) –an agent and manager are attending my class. Being off for two weeks, I feel like I haven’t gotten my sea legs back yet. I immediately went to: “Why can’t they come next week?” “Why tonight, when not everyone is back from break yet?”Continue reading “HOW YOU DEAL WITH THE ISSUE… IS THE ISSUE”
I remind actors all the time that most of us go into sense memory when we fantasize. We don’t thing of general woman or man, we think of how someone looks, or smells, or sounds or feels. Men and women have been using sensory work to ‘get off’ for thousands of years before Lee Strasberg hit the scene.
Explore, look inside and ask Spirit – why was I given this opportunity today. Right now. In this moment. What is present for me? What are my issues? How can I use this character to heal myself? What have I got to substitute for this event?
When we create out of our imaginations, we invite Spirit’s assistance.
We all have the potential to enter the portal of what the world calls genius, but it is not our creative genius that we are accessing. It is our inherent divine nature at work.