December 31, 2021
Acting Without Awareness Pt. 2
An Unaware Actor. Not a term most actors would want applied to them. However... This is another way of saying there is no me. If there’s an actor, or a me, there will be an apparent sense of awareness. Of here-ness...
December 27, 2021
Acting Without Awareness Pt. 1
A young actor asked me about something they read online which encourages actors to cultivate awareness so they can sense when they are falling into old habits...
December 28, 2021
“When he talked about my part, I never understood a word he said. To this day…I suspect he was deliberately vague; he did it by keeping you off-balance…so you couldn’t protect yourself, so you couldn’t use the techniques you were used to using.” - Peter Falk on John Cassavetes
December 26, 2021
NAKEDNESS AND THE ANARCHY OF ACTING
“This is no joke. This is the last instant of your life!! Hit the stage NAKED right now!!” That was the surreal internal direction I apparently remember having had each night before being pushed onstage, bare-assed, for apparently 30+ performances of Shawshank Redemption in Edinburgh and Dublin in 2013. No turning back. Drop your pants and step into the lights. But, what I didn’t realize is; the pants had dropped long ago...