<– ACTORS REHEARSING ~ SLIDE-SHOW!
My job as a director is to assist the actors in discovering the ‘behaviour’ that gives birth to the words on the page. The scripted lines are only the tip of the iceberg and never completely reveal the truth of what’s going on.
The truth of what’s going on is not necessarily found in ‘the lines.’ Often what is ‘going on’ in a scene is in direct contradiction to the scripted line. Purely reasoned analyses of the script alone, is not enough to ‘break the playwright’s seal.’ It’s my responsibility as a director to create a safe space for actors to connect to their impulses in a way that results in behaviour. It’s this behaviour that transcends the scripted lines and assists in breaking the playwright’s seal ~ Peter Sardi
The purpose of rehearsals is to find the ‘behaviour’ that gave birth to the scripted lines because:
WORDS LIE MOST OF THE TIME … And when those words are written on a page in the form of a SCRIPT they lie most of the time. The TRUTH of what is actually going on in a scene transcends the ‘text,’ because in a well written scene what is being spoken is often a LIE. It’s our job as actors to cut through the text to the subtext which is what is actually going on between the characters in the given circumstances of the play.
End Of Term Performance AFTER PARTY!
Actors Performance Night! Thank you to the audience members and fellow students who came along to support our actors. Here is a brief film clip/slide-show of the after party —>
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The Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence is to be held in Melbourne, Australia from 19 to 20 August 2017.
I, Peter Sardi, was approached a few months ago to be a guest speaker at this conference. WHY? You may ask. I asked myself this same question when I was invited to speak at this event. What would I, an actor, a teacher and practitioner of theatre & performance have to contribute at such a conference? (…cont…)
SAM SHEPARD ~ A Tribute
Playwright, screenwriter, director & actor Sam Shepard died July 27, reportedly from complications associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
He was 73.
ED HARRIS ~ “Sam didn’t talk a lot about his feelings. I’m glad I was able to spend some time with him when we were rehearsing Buried Child. When he found out he was seriously ill, he became more open and accessible. A kindness crept into him. It allowed me to feel the nature of our friendship, and I’d like to think it was the same for him. He was a huge influence in my life.
I loved the guy and I’ll miss him big time.”
“Film acting is really the trick of doing moments. You rarely do a take that lasts more than 20 seconds.
You really earn your spurs acting onstage. I needed to do that for myself. I would hate to say at the end of everything that I never did a stage play.” ~ Sam Shepard