WEBINAR 3: Playing Drunk (or anything else)
Sat 12 September
11am - 12.30pm
90 minute WEBINAR - $10
... or bring-a-friend - $5 each
There are three common mistakes actors make. Playing Drunk is one situation in which you could make all three mistakes. We will use this exercise to discover how to follow a simple and effective decision-making path no matter what acting decision you are making.
Acting tasks such as playing drunk don't come along very often - take this opportunity to be ready to apply yourself to that unusual acting challenge.
LET'S HAVE SOME FUN TESTING OUT THE OPTIONS.
There are very different levels of drunken behaviour.
After two groundbreaking webinars that explore powerful new preparation techniques - this webinar is ... "play time"!!!
That's the plan for WEBINAR 3. ENROL HERE
In our first 'eye-popping' Webinar "ANATOMY OF A SELF TEST AUDITION" we saw that 68% of actors fell into a basic self test trap. If you don't know what the trap is ... you will fall into it, too!!!
In Webinar 2: "Improving Your Self Test" six actors tried out our new techniques with outstanding success. Jump on board for Webinar 3: to find out what happens next.
LEARN TO BE CREATIVELY PLAYFUL and CONVINCINGLY REAL
Be prepared to do some acting in this session.
Learn a short speech (15 seconds) or learn a short scene with a friend (1 minute)
You could be invited to test out an exercise.
What you will learn in this session?
1) There are many ways to play drunk or drugged
In this session we will explore as many as we can. Find out which approaches work for you.
2) Analyse different levels of inebriation
You will be able to assess the effectiveness of these techniques yourself.
3) How different actors applying the same parameters reach different results
This will be a greenhouse for the development and growth of our concepts.
4) Actors will grow their understanding of how to improve their choices
By changing the choices and measuring the outcomes actor will learn to be more flexible and creative. They will be gain a new confidence when taking direction.
5) Bring your ideas and learn how to learn
Acting is a collaborative art. Practice sharing ideas and taking direction.
THIS IS FOR YOU IF...
- Clear and logical explanations work for you
- An acting adventure is always fun
- You love being involved with the development of new ideas
- Understanding more about the actors skill is your passion
- Feel you often fall into the same traps
- Often aren't clear about your choices so you just wing it.
IF YOU DON’T HAVE THESE SKILLS …
- rather than being relaxed at tackling new ideas you will be stressed
- you could restrict your openness to new processes
- applying yourself to unusual tasks will be challenging
- making the obvious choice will become a more regular trap
- you won't be confident about floating an unusual idea
- the same mistakes will continue to occur
Over his twenty-five year directing career Richard found that that there were many unusual behaviours that he would have to encourage actors to adopt for their character. One thing became quickly plain. No matter how odd the behaviour was there was always a conscious or unconscious reason driving it. Everything happened for a reason.
Working out how and why unusual behaviours occurred was fascinating. Then learning to translate that knowledge into acting technique was another fascinating challenge. He became very skilled at it.
Actors have to do the same thing. On some occasions they too are confronted by the unusual and have to start from scratch to work out a practical way to apply a new understanding to a performance.
This webinar will also therefore explore learning how to learn.
Saturday 12 Sept
11:00am to 12:30pm
Have a fun time learning.