Acting Class

Acting Class

At the start of our Foundations I class, in the interest of clarifying the work that we were embarking on we talked about the difference between an Audition Class and an Acting Class. Sometimes people come to Actorium having only taken audition classes and so the...
Going Forward and Looking Back

Going Forward and Looking Back

In a culture where fear is the air that we breathe, it is hard to see how deeply fearful our education is – let alone imagine another way to teach or learn. Parker Palmer In my classes I often talk about building a specific school culture. In this new year,...
Perfection

Perfection

I had this realization that I found helpful in my life. I noticed when I worked I usually asked myself this: Am I doing this correctly? What do they want? How can I meet their expectations? Will they be happy with this? Is this good enough? But, if I noticed my...
The Magic of Acting

The Magic of Acting

People can be taken away by the experience of acting, truly uplifted. That experience happens when you’ve become completely absorbed in something outside of yourself, so much so that you lose yourself. The beginning of our training and really the base of all of...
Clarifying Goals in Acting

Clarifying Goals in Acting

The training that we do in scene study at Actorium is based on Meisner and Method techniques. The ultimate goal in this training is for the actor is to be living and responding freely in the moment. This is an important factor at every level. I judge an actor’s work...
Foundations broken down

Foundations broken down

For those that have taken Actorium’s Intro and are entering into Foundations: The first weeks in Foundations are spent working on exercises which invite the actor to express themselves, openly and truthfully. How many of us find it easy to be open and honest in...