Scence Study Class
The most important thing in working on a play, script or scene is to bring the words, lines and ideas written on paper by the author to a fully felt physical and emotional life on stage or for the camera.
It’s our job as actors to use our body and our voice as instruments to create specific, visceral behavior so that the audience can understand us, and therefore empathize with us.
In this drop-in scene study class we will focus on the 5 following essential tools for bringing the actor and the scene to complete life. These tools are rooted in the Meisner Technique.
- Previous Circumstances
What had to happen in order for the scene to take place? – The scene would not have taken place had this previous event not occurred.
- Emotional Preparation
How does your character feel about the previous circumstances? What’s your character’s point of view?
- Acting Relationship
Who is the other person to you ?Craftaspecific emotional relationship between the characters in the scene.
What do you need to get the other character to feel, do, and understand? And most importantly, why?
- Strategy and Action Verbs
How does your character achieve his or her objective? – Create clear and understandable physical and emotional behavior for your character.
Integrating these tools will help you to craft a scene that is specific and clear. This allows you to work with trust and calmness from moment to moment.
The Scene Study Drop In takes places every Tuesday evening from
18.00 – 21:00