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Embracing the Negative

  Embracing the negative is an interesting process, and Michelle’s blog post detailing it out in 3 stages was super helpful at describing the journey I was stumbling through. It’s true. Of all the steps, step 3, portraying the flaws, is the hardest. I’ve been...

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Embracing the Flaws

As an acting teacher, a big part of my job is encouraging actors to embrace the flaws of the character. That process usually follows a series of steps. 1. finding the flaws 2. relating to the flaws 3. portraying the flaws   The third step often being the most...

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Becoming an Agile Learner

Working in a creative environment our most precious commodity is our agility. Nothing stops development like rigidity. We work to identify and protect the quality of agility. And our rigidity, ever so slowly, disappears.     The five pillars of an Agile Learner:   1....

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Communion

Stanilsavski uses the word Communion: "an intimate fellowship or rapport." When the audience reacts with laughter or tears, actors respond to that feedback. That is natural and is a part of the dynamics of acting. It is the audience/performer relationship. When...

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Talent comes from Instinct

When we begin the work in Foundations, which asks us to open up to the expression of truthful feelings, many of us encounter a habitual response: an automatic redirection of our emotions. When a truthful feeling comes up, we don't naturally express it: we redirect it,...

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