Suggested Reading

Along with a regular course of scene work, the actors are encouraged to read a few eye-opening works.

Exercises for the Actor

I also invite my students to do an exercise in class, in the event that their scene partner is unable to attend class. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • I Feel
  • I Feel With a Partner
  • Private Moment 1
  • Private Moment 2
  • Fourth Wall
  • Endowment
  • Urgency
  • Meisner Repetition
  • Song and Dance
  • Monologue
  • Speaking Out with a Monologue
  • Family Member
  • Character Interview
  • Immediate Family
  • Effective Memory
  • Animal Exercise
  • Animal with Text
  • Cold Reading
  • Planned Improv
  • Gibberish
  • Painting Exercise
  • Photo Exercise
  • Sexuality Exercise
  • True or False
  • Show and Tell
  • Essence

Videos & Podcasts

Jess Porter speaks with Jeffrey Marcus; acting coach, dog lover and world traveller.  They discuss social media, curiosity and verbally abusive card games.