JULY and AUGUST ASSIGNMENTS!
For JULY 11TH: AUDITIONS!
MEN: LEGACIES Rafael
LADIES: WU ASSASSINS Ying Ying
For JULY 18th: Scene Study!
For AUGUST 15th: On Camera!
For AUGUST 22nd: TBD!
Remember in our fourth (Fifth!) week: No class, time for One-on-Ones! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or text me at 323-363-6051 to schedule your 30 minute session, which can be in person, on Skype/Facetime, or over the phone. Remember, these can also be used anytime in EITHER month!
Those Details Again!
Your classes in June will be on TUESDAYS June 6th, 13th, and 20th.
Classes start promptly at 7 PM. We will gather at 6:30 PM for an optional “Catch Up”. Let’s get WORKING!!!
SEE THE EMAIL for details on entering the building- There is a parking lot and also plenty of street parking, and it’s a safe neighborhood!
Notes on REHEARSAL
Rehearsals are the most magical part of what we do. It’s where we get to decide in safety and confidence what WE can bring to a part with the help and support of a team of trusted advisors on a similar journey.
OUR JOB as classmates and as actors is to be supportive of an individual’s process by helping them try as many things as possible to help an individual find their best.
OUR JOB IS NOT to be right, to put each other down, to disparage someone’s choice, or make someone feel less than confident about their work.
THINGS TO TRY:
1. Run it Through.
• Don’t feel like you need to jump straight to a final performance! Run the scene sitting, run the scene on it’s feet. Feel it out! Compliment what works first from that place of gut instinct.
2. Talk it Out.
• Dissect the Scene, talk about the individual beats, what the character’s purpose is, what they want. Think about it from everyone’s point of view, the writer, director, editor, the audience. REMEMBER THERE’S MORE THAN ONE WAY TO PLAY A SCENE, but the beats don’t lie.
3. Beat it Out.
• Get up on your feet and work through beat by beat. What works? Compliment it! What doesn’t? Get rid of it, figure it out! Does it flow? Where does it stop, where are we taken out of the story?
4. Refine It.
• Make sure you can get all the way through it. If anything stops you, go back to the beat and hash it out.
pg 50-52 and 67-74 between Madeline (initially “Overcoat”) and Howard.
THE PASSAGE Dr. Nicole Sykes
THE PASSAGE Peter Jaxon
Scene 24 between Graham and Cynthia
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