Acting, you’re moved by the emotion and experience, but how do you learn to work so that you can inhabit the stage powerfully? Acting is “allowing” not doing! It is a complete physical and emotional commitment to living each moment of the characters life! Develop a personal technique to gain the security to be dependent upon the reality of the moment and at the same time in control of your choices and performance. Learn to be so involved in the reality of “imaginary world the of scene” that stage fright diminishes and sometimes disappears. How does the character move as opposed to how you move? How do you honor your fellow actors and observe proper set and stage etiquette?
Pursuing the performing arts also requires that you know who you are and not deceive yourself into believing you are something different than who you are. You have a physical type and appearance that are unique to you. No one else can be you. Your vocal quality, size, shape cannot be changed so you must embrace them and learn to use them. In this way you can accept the characters you can play and realize there are some that you cannot play. The more “you” you present in audition situations, the more likely you will be cast when that is what they are looking for. Honesty begins in front of the mirror when you’re all alone. You can’t cheat yourself and you cannot cheat an audience. You will learn to create an intimacy that projects to the back row!