Category Archives: LIFE PROCESSES

“I Got The Job”

TweetIN JOB INTERVIEWS many actors use The Rehearsal Room approach to acting to guide their choices. What originally evolved as a sophisticated acting process is being used by many people in their daily routine. THIS DOESN’T MEAN THEY ARE ACTING … Continue reading

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A Quantum Leap Forward

TweetSuddenly they were doing it!!! It had taken 5 weeks, slowly working at it. They had to learn the exercise, understand its purpose and build their trust in applying it.   They had to abandon the desire to control the outcome, … Continue reading

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Sanford Meisner’s Skill with STORY!!

TweetFor 25 years I have conducted an acting exercise adapted from Sanford Meisner’s famous ‘repetition exercise’.  But despite that fact, I have always thought the acting process Meisner pursued was largely a waste of time. So, I set out to … Continue reading

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So … You Call Yourself an Actor!!

TweetIt is the actor’s dilemma, isn’t it? Even though you are called ‘an actor’ … the last thing we want to see on the screen is YOU ACTING!! If a director can see you acting they wont hire you. When … Continue reading

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SKILL & LUCK IN ACTING

Tweet    Psychologists acknowledge that there are two significant factors in any achievement. Those factors are skill and luck. It applies to any activity. Just look at my golf … not much skill and absolutely no luck here, eh!!!   … Continue reading

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Layering

Tweet  LAYERING was the topic of discussion in the ‘Delivering the Story’ Workshop yesterday. It emerged because on a number of occasions actors achieved EXTREMELY COMPLEX LAYERING of their performance. The result was a VERY REAL lifelike complexity. This exciting … Continue reading

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The Key to Better Acting

Tweet    It was an OUTSTANDING NIGHT of memorable performances in Tuesday night’s MASTER CLASS. This excellent work was achieved from an interesting mix of very individual choices. ADAM FORD has been working on a personal and philosophical goal to … Continue reading

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MANAGING THOSE NERVES

Tweet  This was something different!!  In the hotel foyer I waited to be taken to the meeting room. I was nervous. From the moment I’d arrived my pulse rate had gone up … A LOT.  I knew that if I … Continue reading

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YOU DON’T KNOW THE FUTURE

TweetI’m hoping I can write this blog in 10 minutes.  But having uttered that thought I am totally aware that it will probably take A LOT longer.  You see in life, experience tells me that I need to expect the … Continue reading

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Doing the Impossible

Tweet  “I want to be able to play a different characters,” the actor said to me. And then added … “And I know that I have to just use different parts of my own personality – but when I look … Continue reading

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