Has this ever happened to you? You’ve rehearsed a scene so many times the words just float around your head and your scene partner seems a million miles away?
Not only are you not in The Zone, you’ve zoned out entirely.
An actor’s greatest strength isn’t just the ability to focus; it’s the ability to RE-focus once their attention’s been shifted. So how do you bring it back and salvage that scene before the whole thing goes down in flames?
Bring your awareness back to this:
Reaching for this touch point will automatically bring you to center and get you back on track. And not only will you re-engage, your scene partner will drop back in, too. Doing a monologue? Re-connect with the person you’re supposed to be addressing, even if it’s yourself.
This technique will give your mind, your inner critic, and your body a place to go when you fall out of The Zone. And once you get back there, the technique will disappear and performing will once again be exhilarating for you and your audience…and it will be a joy to feel them get lost in the story with you!
LIVE THE DREAM YOU WERE BORN TO
Acting should be simple. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you are an actor, or know someone who is, and you need a safe place to be yourself and to be challenged to continually grow and share vulnerable performances, Intentional Acting may be right for you.
There is no better moment than now to make the intention to take full control of your acting career and live the dream you were born to.
Call 818-325-5752 or email me at Loren@IntentionalActing.com to interview and sign up for the next Intentional Acting class today.
In the meantime, to learn more about Intentional Acting and the 9 questions that frame the work I do with actors of all ages visit www.intentionalacting.com/what-is-intentional-acting/