Friday, May 7, 2010

"It's Friday and I'm OVERWHELMED"!

What's going on here? These emotions are piling on top of other emotions! Is it stress? Fatigue? Insanity? A REALLY well written Character perhaps?

Being overwhelmed by emotions and other stresses, while it doesn't feel good at all, is another tool that Actors can pull from. Can a character "overwhelm" you? SURE! You are only Human, right?

Let's see... You have YOU, your character, the Actors you interact with, THEIR characters, along with your Director, then there's "blocking", lighting cues, set design, props, Music if it's a musical (lyrics, choreography, and staying on pitch) and lest we not forget the SCRIPT! That can be its own PERSON! OF COURSE you are overwhelmed!

How do you COPE? (Yes, cope, not deal)... You study your character. You study the script. You become a student of the Human Condition. You master "control". And you get a great therapist! Well, kidding about the therapist!

All of these strengths,qualities, and schools of thought are trained at TAOLA. So if you are feeling "overwhelmed", just think of what TAOLA can do for you!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Save the "Drama" for your "Mama"!

Well, Mother's Day is upon us. Mothers play an amazing role in not only our development but in helping create who we are! That shaping is what provides us with the amazing insight into the Human Condition which is crucial for an Actor to possess. Insight! It's one of the best tools you can have as an Actor and knowing how to use that Insight can give you that connection with your character and your performance that you may have been looking for!

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

First Act:

The Stage is set. The Actors have all learned their lines and now they have their final dress rehearsal.

Well, here we are! This is our final dress rehearsal! I'm finalizing the steps to teach Theatre and Theatre Arts at the Viera Community Center and I am sooo excited! We are just baby steps closer to the dream of a not for profit Arts Academy in Brevard County becoming a reality! There is still so much to do but as we get closer to this reality as long as we move forward, we can only succeed!

Thank you to my family and family of friends who have supported this dream!