Are you continuing to educate yourself through acting classes, seminars, or other courses? Do you combine this with your normal job?
All of the time. I am always asking questions to teachers about acting and music. Also, I am always on the look out for workshops, scholarships, and classes.
I did just finish school and I graduate with my BFA in acting in a week, but I'll still take classes to keep my acting chops up and to learn more.
One of the favorite introductory lines you'll find at a "young-actors" party is: "So, where do you train?" Every time I'm asked I feel my stomach turn in embarrassment; "I don't", I whisper meekly, staring at my shoes. While not entirely true, it's more truth than the alternative.
Out of high school, I signed up for a couple of audition workshops at a local studio and was introduced to the Method; an acting technique born out of Stanislavski's work and developed by Lee Strasberg. Unfortunately, I never made it past the sensory exercise level, but what I learned were the basics of something called "sense memory", which I apply to most all my work. I've come to realize the value of sensory appreciation; stopping and smelling the roses, (I prefer Lilacs) so to speak? I try to find moments in my day-to-day where I can do just that.
I am still a student, but every quarter I try to take at least one acting or production class, or try to involve myself in a production.
I'm always learning at what I do and I always want to try out new things. I'm interspersing my work with training in Boal techniques, but I've also taken a course in screen acting (I've purely worked on live performance so far) and workshops on stage combat, Stanislavsky, improvisation and all sorts of other things. I'll continue to do this as long as I'm still acting. I don't think it does anyone any good to think they know everything.
Absolutely! I think you can always improve so it's always worth doing something. It's also a great way of networking.
Yes I do continue to take acting classes. I personally feel like acting is a tool that you continue to train no matter how big of an actor you are. I do combine this with my normal job. I have to pay for my classes some how. So working is also important.
I'm always auditing,....researching & learning,...& improving,.....
Yes, it's very important for me to keep training and learning new skills.
I often workshop with industry professionals to get sent out on more auditions.
Yes, life is busy!
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