Monthly Archives: January 2016

ADVANCED LISTENING

TweetThe Advanced Workshop focuses on building LISTENING SKILLS. Listening that responds honestly to the impulses generated in a scene is the KEY FOUNDATION of an actor’s skill. In the first session we always discuss issues that prevent us from listening. … Continue reading

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Emotion Destroys the Outcome

Tweet  There is a very strong connection between acting process and any sporting process. An excellent example is tennis. To my knowledge the parallels between tennis and acting have been highlighted by Kevin Spacey, Anthony Hopkins and Utah Hagen. There … Continue reading

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It Just Gets Better

Tweet    TIA McALLEN has had quite a number of international auditions to record over the last couple of years. Tia is now 13 years old. Thus far she hasn’t struck gold with any of these acting challenges. But every … Continue reading

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Does Lee Strasberg Have the Answer?

Tweet There is no more famous or infamous acting process than the “Method”. Even people who never go to the theatre have heard of method acting and perhaps also know about The Actors Studio, too.   The undisputed father of method … Continue reading

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Conversations Are About RELATIONSHIP!!

TweetAt the Summer Acting Intensive this week Ben learnt something fundamental about acting. In a scene set at an airport he was trying to talk a reluctant traveler into taking a plane trip. His dialogue had him saying … “We … Continue reading

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Does Stella Adler Have the Answer?

TweetThe quest for a clear ‘Objective’ or Conversation Goal.  I hadn’t read Stella Adler’s book until now. She has the reputation of a pretty ballsy chick who always speaks her mind. I was always engaged by the story of her … Continue reading

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What Are You Doing in This Scene?

TweetUniversally actors say to me that working out a simple goal for any scene is the hardest task of all. My standard response is, “Yes, I agree. And it is also the most important task.” Actors who can’t find a … Continue reading

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