New “School of Acting” Courses Start Soon.
There is now only ONE vacancy still available for the Wednesday evening drama class.
The Wednesday Acting Course is called The Instrument Class. It’s the foundation of Acting and consists of some of the most important elements and techniques that, when understood and practiced, will eventually assist an actor to arrive at a quality of acting that is truthful, imaginative and expressive.
What actually happens in The Wednesday evening Acting class? The following description may assist in giving you a broad idea of what occurs in this Acting class.
In the same way that a pianist has his instrument – “The Piano” – an actor also has his instrument. The Actor’s instrument is his body. Within the BODY lie the actor’s ‘tools’ which he /she utilizes in the effort to create the life of a human being – a “Character”.
What are the actor’s “tools”? The actor’s tools are his will, imagination his emotions and the all important – body. These elements are the foundation of the actor’s craft. Through a methodical practice of specific Acting exercises these elements are developed and strengthened as they eventually lead to the awakening of the creative capacities within the actor.
Do you find the above description regarding the craft of Acting a little difficult to understand? How well you understand it isn’t really important in terms of your ability to actually learn the craft of Acting. If the mere understanding of a particular skill was enough, then any intelligent person could become a very good actor or painter or musician. There is a huge gap between the understanding of something and the doing of something. Understanding is of the mind/intellect. Doing is of the body. The body is probably the most important tool in an actors craft.
The focus of the Wednesday evening Acting class is the body. Are you still a little confused of what is being said here? Then click on:
where you will hear Peter speaking about the craft of Acting along with seeing several demonstrations.
A quote to think about:
Your ideal aim is to assist the actors in experiencing the scene for themselves; like the Master in Zen in the Art of Archery, you do not want to give them “an explanation at the expense” of their own experience. … Robert Benedetti