Monthly Archives: April 2012

To Feel or NOT TO FEEL?

Tweet  A common question from actors … “If you can’t feel what the other person is saying how do you still connect and respond truthfully?” Even actors who have been working at their craft for a long time are often … Continue reading

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‘LIFE PROCESS’ ONE – for actors

Tweet  In life, everything we say is spoken with an expectation.  We EXPECT that it will have some effect. We ALWAYS speak with the hope of getting a response. So, as soon as we say something we immediately begin to … Continue reading

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GOLD LOGIE NOMINEE AT THE REHEARSAL ROOM

Tweet  ESTHER ANDERSON first came to The Rehearsal Room for classes in January 2007.  She had experienced acting classes at other places but when she later got a call back for an ongoing character in Home and Away it was … Continue reading

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Understanding Story Is TRICKY

Tweet   This pic has been sent to me by Holly Desmond who is at the Apollo Bay Music Festival. It made me smile. Holly’s comment … “Not necessarily a reflection of me!”   –   That’s a photographer’s joke … Continue reading

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This Is A Gem …

Tweet  What drives your listening in a REAL conversation? It’s an interesting question, eh!!! What does drive YOUR listening in life????? An actor in Thursday night’s group, who believed she was a very good listener in life, suggested that the … Continue reading

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Elegant Conversations … and NO ACTING

Tweet    The Rehearsal Room ‘Conversation Exercise’ sorts the pretenders, the imaginers and the actors from the listeners, the responders and the inter-actors. I have always believed that ‘actor’ is a really BAD label or name for the person who … Continue reading

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Thinking About Voice Over …

Tweet  John Higginson suggests you think about it this way … VOICE OVER TIP Say this sentence…               “I can’t wait to show you the new car”. Now say it again with the biggest, … Continue reading

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The Sound of Silence

Tweet  It was the first night of the Introductory Workshop for this term and I planned to take a picture of the group. As usual … I forgot. Why did I forget? Was I having such a good time that … Continue reading

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A Brilliant Idea …

Tweet  HOW IS THIS FOR A SIMPLE TRUTH? “…when you are having ideas MANY of them will be wrong. BUT you’ve got to have some to be RIGHT with some of them …” I LOVE IT!!!  You have to give … Continue reading

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Shooting a Show Reel

TweetI spent the morning shooting a show reel scene for actors GARY IANNELLO and WEZ FORKE. Gary had organized a local café to shoot in.  But often what happens when you organize something for free, is that it costs you … Continue reading

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