last night was numero 3 of acting. the three main topics were:
Find your inner child and be able to create.
there is nothing worse then feeling tension in a role, or on stage. actors tend to be very tense, so it is important that they relax. you can meditate, do yoga, exercise. etc.
listen. this again, was stressed so much. everything about acting is listening.
create: we have to be able to find our inner child and play and let loose. our warm up consisted of standing in a circle and as a group, juggled different stuffed animals. we then we had to pass on a hand clap. for instance, you had to walk up to someone, make straight eye contact with them, and clap with an intention. it was interesting.
the first exercise was miming. (i instantly thought of ant, because one year he was a mime) my partner and i were given the professions of judge and lawyer and were originally set in an airport. we actually made a scenario that would have worked, but you wouldn't be able to tell who we were. our teacher laughed and said we could be in a court room. at first, i thought this would be hard to do without absolutely no words. you could only use hand gestures, and facial expressions. after everyone went, we had to do our scenario again, but this time with words. for me, this was wayyyy more difficult..mainly because i make a horrible judge! i don't know court room jargon and rarely watch court shows..hahaha. after we were clearly not going anywhere, i said to the teacher and the class, "i'm the worst judge because i don't know judge terms." it was a good exercise though.
we then played a game called freeze. two people would start off in an improvised scene and whenever a person liked a certain pose they would yell "freeze" tap the person, and start up a brand new scenario. i really enjoyed this one.
i feel like this class is really brushing up my people and life skills. screw on becoming an actor! i think everyone should take an acting class to improve and become a better human being.
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since this title is "create", i also wanted to share what my friend ingrid and i are working on. ingrid asked me last week if i wanted to do a series with her called tv tuesdays, in which we watch a show we haven't watched before and discuss each episode. we started with hbo's true detective.