Monthly Archives: May 2012

‘LIFE PROCESS’ – THREE: Acting is … Trusting Your Impulses

Tweet  Have YOU noticed – in life, if we lose track of what the conversation is about then THE CONVERSATION STOPS.  We can’t go on!! BUT when actors lose track of what the conversation is about they often just SAY … Continue reading

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COMPLEX LISTENING MADE EASY FOR THE ACTOR

Tweet  In a coaching session this weekend we had to create a very complex, manipulative and high functioning character. It was decided that every line that was said to this character needed to be tackled on three levels.  This character … Continue reading

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Acting a Simple Conversation

Tweet  Some scenes are really difficult to find your place in. Sometimes the scenes are so ordinary and chatty that the ingredient that drives the drama isn’t immediately obvious.   If we can’t find any conflict or even a simple difficulty … Continue reading

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An Acting Adventure

Tweet  A new exercise was tested in The Rehearsal Room MASTER CLASS on Wednesday.  It was a huge amount of fun. TIM CLARKE came up with the idea for the exercise. This is what we did … 1)   Actors got … Continue reading

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BELIEVABLE ACTING

TweetBELIEVABLE ACTING I’m just home from seeing some independent theatre.  It was a good play.  The acting was very believable. But tonight’s production was long and a bit confusing. Fundamental Rehearsal Room philosophy:  “The actor has two jobs to do … Continue reading

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‘LIFE PROCESS’ TWO – for actors

Tweet    When ‘Life Imitates Art’ we experience one of those remarkable moments of coincidence that affirms the value of creative thought and practice.   When ‘Art Imitates Life’ ALL we see is FAKE acting.   During a coaching session … Continue reading

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Audition Workshop Bonus

Tweet  The aim of Audition Workshops at The Rehearsal Room is for actors to learn more about audition process and to build their skill level.  THAT WAS DEFINITELY ACHIEVED LAST SATURDAY. But it is an added bonus when the feedback … Continue reading

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AUDITION PROCESS – Big Steps Forward

Tweet  What a great time we had on Saturday!!  A really positive atmosphere was in the air.  A lot of actors had got out of bed early to meet Melbourne Casting Director Melanie Mackintosh. The actors were attending one of … Continue reading

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EXCEPTIONS TO THE RULE

Tweet  It seems that its not tooooooo difficult to work out what’s driving the conversation in a scene.  All you have to do is look at the circumstances and the relationship and use your common sense. But this week it … Continue reading

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When The Words Stop

Tweet  Frequently, when actors stop talking they feel they are no longer interesting to the audience.  On the evidence of a recent class, the actor might then start moving around – trying to do things that they think will make … Continue reading

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