Acting Techniques

What is a “Sense Memory”?

What is a “Sense Memory”? Armed with a sense memory, the actor’s experience is no longer rooted in fantasy. It is now real to them. (by Tonya Tannenbaum) Sense memory is an acting…

5 Basic Facts About Method Acting

  5 Basic Facts about Method Acting Method acting refers to a collection of training techniques meant to aid actors in the understanding and building of their characters (By Jim Webb) Method acting…

What are “Animal Exercises”?

What are “Animal Exercises”? An actor can study how an animal or animals move and, then, use some of those movements when preparing to capture the physicality of their character (By Tonya Tannenbaum)…

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  • What is the “Magic If”?

    What is the “Magic If”? By placing themselves in their character’s situation, the actor gains a better understanding of the given circumstances facing the character (by Tonya Tannenbaum) Every actor who performs a…

    What is the “Substitution Technique”?

    What is the “Substitution Technique”? Using substitution, actors can justify, to themselves, their character’s actions in various moments, now that they have related those moments to truths in their own lives. (by Tonya…