Thursday, August 25, 2011

ON ACTING: The 'Exciting' Reality

The actor's first task is to create in performance a feeling reality, emotional truth, a living experience.

The actor's job does not stop there, however. The second task is to create on stage or on screen an exciting emotional reality; a reality that contains emotional intensity, variety and complexity, as well as disciplined structure and elegance.

That excitement factor is what separates the men from the boys, the women from the girls...the working professionals from the not-quite.

Being an actor who creates reality will get you the audition; but it is the ability to consistently create an exciting reality, in the terms spelled out above, is what gets you the callback and the part...and leads to a fulsome, 'pay-the-bills' career.


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