Category Archives: Listening

TWO GOOD AUDITIONS

Tweet  Julie had completed her first term at The Rehearsal Room but had been unable to attend the final session because she was sick. Five weeks later she returned to complete the final exercise. Her task was to perform an … Continue reading

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My First Day as an Actor

Tweet This week, for the first time in my life I was an actor – for a day! My first and most important task was to turn up on time.  I achieved that!  But I still didn’t feel like I … 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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It Works!!!

Tweet This Saturday morning fifteen actors gave impressively good performances at The Rehearsal Room’s third Audition Workshop for the year. Ten of these actors did their best work, on a day when the pressure to perform was high. IT IS … Continue reading

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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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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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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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BRINGING A MONOLOGUE TO LIFE

Tweet   “A Monologue!” That’s what Sylvia said she wanted to work on.  We decided she would do ten private lessons exploring different monologues.  On her third session she had clearly done her research.  She understood all the implications of … Continue reading

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YOU DON’T HAVE TO TALK!!

Tweet  Drama Without Words You don’t have to be talking to be engaging and dramatic. A major acting break through for JAMES PEACOCK in last night’s MASTER CLASS  was finding his place in the scene with total comfort and total … Continue reading

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Honest Inter-acting

Tweet  There were many performance achievements in Monday night’s third class of the term for the Advanced Workshop.  But one in particular stood out.  What made this performance so richly rewarding for an audience was that  – the story was … Continue reading

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