Strasberg

Outdoor Elements

Level Beginner Requirements None Rehearsal None Competency Skills Developed Concentration / Senses Created By UK Summary In film and theater, you bring outdoors to indoors. And as an actor, you must provide the audience the feel of the outdoor location.  You will have to give a feeling of snow, even if it is not there. You …

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Talking to Yourself

Level Beginner Requirements None Rehearsal None Competency Skills Developed Concentration Created By Uta Hagen Summary This is one of the great Uta Hagen acting exercise if you want to stay involved in the scene even when there is nothing to do.   In real life, we talk to ourselves all the time. You either speak out loud …

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2 Minute Scene

Level Intermediate & Up Requirements None Rehearsal None Competency Skills Developed Created By Uta Hagen Summary This exercise gives instant material to practice. You don’t need any scene, brief, or script. Using this exercise you will have to recreate the 2 minutes of your life. The 2 minutes don’t have to be an intense instance like a …

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Listening Through Your Senses

Level Beginner Requirements None Rehearsal None Competency Skills Developed Sensitivity / Concentration Created By Meisner Summary Meisner felt that a lot of acting techniques make you think too much rather than making you do. And acting is all about doing. So let’s look at the Meisner acting exercise of listening. If you have watched video …

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Breathing

Level Beginner Requirements None Rehearsal None Competency Skills Developed Created By UK Acting Principles Summary Voice is the most important instrument for an actor. Take any great actor and you will realize how they use their voice for great effect. It’s not just the quality of the voice, but how they modulate it to convey …

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Vulnerability

Level Intermediate & Up Requirements None Rehearsal None Competency Skills Developed Imagination / Emotional Mapping Created By UK Summary This exercise is a  modified version of the “how do I feel” exercise. In this acting exercise, you imagine a living person from your real life and tell them how you feel about them. Don’t worry …

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How Do I Feel?

Level Beginner Requirements None Rehearsal None Competency Concentration / Empathy / Insight Skills Developed Being in the Moment Created By Eric Morris Follow this simple direction: Start by asking the question “ how do I feel?” Answer the question either out loud or semi-audible. Answer the question within two seconds of asking it. (Keep in …

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Sense Memory

Level Beginner to Advanced Requirements Something that will stimulate one or more of the five senses such as a photograph, a location, glass of water, food, fabrics, perfumes, etc. Rehearsal Spend a week trying to memorize the subject using every sense possible. Do Relaxation Phase 1 and Phase 2 and then spend about 10 minutes …

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Relaxation

Level Beginner Requirements An armless high back chair Rehearsal None Competency Concentration Skills Developed Creating a bubble so that the only stimulus affecting your behavior and emotional state are those of the given circumstances of the scene. Created By Lee Strasberg Acting Principles Both Stanislavski and Strasberg believed that tension was the “occupational disease” of …

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Emotional Awareness Meditation Script

Level Beginner Requirements None Rehearsal None Competency Concentration / Empathy Skills Developed Emotional Mapping Created By Hugo Alberts (PhD) and Lucinda Poole (PsyD) Acting Principles Observing and understanding emotions in oneself is considered one of the four key ingredients of emotional intelligence and crucial for an actor. Mindfulness can help one develop emotional intelligence, by …

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