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QUOTE OF THE MONTH
"We act as though success, comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about." 
~ Charles Kingsley

ALL VACANCIES NOW FILLED FOR TERM 3 – 2011

*For more information regarding all classes please contact – Sophie Sardi
9432-3062  0419 539030  or  email: acting@peter-sardi.com.au

 

"DEMONSTRATION IS ALWAYS BETTER THAN EXPLANATION."

                   

THE THEORY                                                              THE PRACTICE

In this above Video (on the LEFT) – Peter talks about "acting" and
specifically the purpose of acting exercises.

In this above Video (on the RIGHT) – Peter "demonstrates" one of his
exercises developed over 30 years of working with actors.

 


Andy Browne & Josh Blau
Talk about their experiences at our school.

*Andy Browne is now living & studying acting in New York.
*Josh Blau is now living & studying acting in Los Angeles.

WAITING … WAITING … WAITING …

       Often we spend our lives waiting.  Waiting for the 'right time', the 'right situation', the 'right job', the 'right relationship', the right … whatever…  before we start living our lives.  We keep waiting.  In doing so we give up, surrender our power our control.  We give our power away to some illusive future moment that does not exist in the belief that some one some thing will change, and when that day comes we will finally achieve our life's purpose or goal.  We will be happy.   What has all this got to do with 'acting'?  ACTORS are especially susceptible to this WAITING game.  Why?  The very stuff of the actor's life is one where he/she is continually waiting for the next job, the next audition.  Waiting for his/her agent to call.  Actors are incredibly dependant on the director, the casting agent and their particular agent for the next acting job.  This can be incredibly disempowering. Control is given over to another – the director or the agent.  It is very easy for an actor to get lost in this waiting game and suddenly turn around one day and realise that he/she has been waiting for 30 – 40 years!  I can already hear some of you, who may have been in this profession for some time, say: "Well we don't have a choice.  We don't have any control.  It's just the way things are for us actors."  This will be true for you if you believe it.  However you do have a choice.  If you truly want to act, need to act you will find a way to do this.  You need to find other actors who feel the way you do.  You need to surround yourself with people/actors who have the same needs and sensibilities you do and support each other in a way that helps you hold onto your ideals your enthusiasm and passion.  
Over a period of time the waiting game will eventually wear you down and disconnect you from your passion.  If you have experienced this disconnection, don't give up.  Find a group or take responsibility and create a group yourself where like minds and bodies can meet in a creative safe environment where your values and ideals can be supported in a way that will get you reconnected to your enthusiasm and passion – then – if your agent does call and you do get that next acting job you won't be solely reliant on that job.  You will have a home, a base of like minded people / actors that you can 'come-home' to that will keep you connected to your values to your passion.  This is essential.  How do I know this? Eighteen years ago, after fifteen years of acting professionally, I was in danger of losing my passion, so I decided to create a home for actors.  This home is called "Peter Sardi's School Of Acting" where I teach and explore the craft of acting.   This home has assisted me greatly in keeping me in touch with my passion.  And I know it also continues to inspire the many students who have walked through our doors over the last eighteen years.   
What have we been doing these last eighteen years?  Well have a surf around this website and you will get a feel for what it is we do to keep our enthusiasm and passion alive!   …Peter Sardi 7/3/2011

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