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“Come on!!! STEP IT UP!!”

Tweet  Think about this!! In the edit room the moment an actor uses dialogue that isn’t driving the story forward any director will try to cut that bit out. It’s a basic storytelling principle, isn’t it? Engaging the audience with … Continue reading

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Thoughts from a Professional Director

Tweet                Director, producer and writer ANDREW PROWSE has been to The Rehearsal Room many times as a guest director.  He was here again for the final session of the ‘Delivering the Story’ Workshop.  … Continue reading

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With ‘PRIDE’ …

Tweet     While working on his own feature film concept my son Patrick formulated a fabulous description of story structure. “Every story is a journey from a position of loneliness to finding your partner or your place in the … Continue reading

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‘OPPOSING CONCEPTS’ … A Very Powerful Tool

Tweet  “What shapes the actor’s mind?”  That’s a good question.  The answer is simple, I reckon.  THE ACTOR DOES!!!  Each actor shapes his or her own approach to process.  So, how come with all that individuality at play that you … Continue reading

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Subtle Shifts of Target

Tweet  Its kind of obvious that if you aren’t aiming at the target you will probably miss it!!! We were watching three takes of a recent audition.  The last one was right on target.  The first two were erratic.  The … Continue reading

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That Visceral Process … ‘Acting’

Tweet  An experienced and capable actor once said to me “Acting is such a visceral process you can’t really explain it or control it, you just have to trust it!!” This thought excites the imagination and stimulates the acting juices.  … Continue reading

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ARE YOU WORD PERFECT YET??

Tweet  Are you still trying to work out the perfect way to say a line? Here are some more options to complicate your instantly spontaneous decisions.  NOT ONLY can you change the importance of any word and therefore shift the … Continue reading

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STONE-COLD READS

Tweet  Has it happened to you? Everything is going swimmingly in the audition and then the Casting Director hands you the script for a bigger part and says, “How about you show me what you can do with this one?”  … Continue reading

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Internal Monologue Bullshit

Tweet  During sex, in that moment before orgasm, the mind is intensely focused on one particular task.  As soon as that is passed the mind starts flitting all over the place again.  Can you think of any other time when … Continue reading

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Brilliant Brief Encounter

Tweet  ENTERTAINMENT, creative invention and engaging story are all important goals and every performer is questing them. Kneehigh’s revitalized production of Noel Coward’s ‘Brief Encounter’ had all these ingredients by the truckload in its Melbourne Festival season.  They used the … Continue reading

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