Last week we talked about creating Intentional Acts of Openness. These are the best tools you have for staying in the moment*and* keeping your performance authentic.
Here are a few more tips:
Fight for Something: When you have an intention and fight for it you are OPEN. That’s because if you’re truly listening and fighting passionately for what you need the other person to feel or do, you don’t know what will happen next because you are no longer in control. You’ll then be open to explore the response of the other person in that moment, just as you would off camera.
Listen: It’s the biggest Intentional Act of Openness – and sometimes the hardest. Be open-minded, open-hearted, and listen for something. That doesn’t just mean not talking. It means redirecting that internal chattering monkey mind to listen for your intention and make your partner the most important person in the scene. Nothing will make your performance more real, more gritty, more reach-out-and-grab-you than this. It is the greatest Intentional Act of Openness…and the key to making your performance authentic.
“Be willing to give up who you are for who you might become.”
~Rabbi Nachman of Breslov
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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.
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