Category Archives: Storytelling

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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The Actor and The Story

TweetUnderstanding the role of the actor in the story is the most challenging task for the actor … and there are simple reasons why!! That THERE IS A STORY TO BE TOLD is the reason why we need actors.  Actors … Continue reading

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SUCCESS UNDER THE ELMS

TweetEugene O’Neill’s “Desire Under Elms” finished playing at Chapel Off Chapel a week ago. DARREN MORT played the ageing Ephraim Cabot in the best performance of his career. It was a performance that was consistent, believable and driven by a … Continue reading

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THE STORY IS THE WINNER

Tweet She was lying across a couple of chairs and he was sitting on the floor beside her. BUT that’s not what the audience saw. From the audience’s point of view she was clinging to a life raft and he … Continue reading

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Academic Writing is CRAP Storytelling

Tweet  Over the years university students I have met have told me there is a simple formula to writing an essay – You EXPLAIN THE POINT you are going to make in the essay Then you MAKE THE POINT by … Continue reading

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A PATH TO BETTER SINGING

Tweet  KYAHL ANDERSON is a director and acting coach for Opera Scholars Australia.   This is an organisation that provides classical singers between the ages of 18 and 24 a platform to develop their performance skills. In January KYAHL ran a … Continue reading

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STANISLAVSKI GOT IT WRONG!!!

Tweet  A key choice an actor has to make is the ‘objective’ they will pursue in a scene. It’s the thread that holds the scene together and secures the scenes position in the play.   In this area, Constantin Stanislavski’s theory … Continue reading

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Uta Hagen on Delivering Story

Tweet  There are a heap of acting tips available on how to be real but a search through the literature exploring acting techniques has thus far revealed little or no preoccupation with how to deliver the story. Yet, surely the … Continue reading

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Working With Simple Tools

TweetThe Rehearsal Room aims to train actors to deliver bold and realistic performances on short preparation times. That’s the way the workplace operates for a screen actor. A newcomer to The Rehearsal Room ANA DELLA ROCCA is trying out these … 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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