Personal Crafting Work
Week Twenty Five: Sensory Transformation
Happy Wednesday! Welcome back to Acting Class Daily. Let’s dig in to this week’s personal crafting work - adding resources, recommendations, and troubleshooting tips inspired by the discoveries and challenges of EA teammates worldwide.
After assembling your Script Memory List:
Create an Atmosphere List from each unique environment your character experiences throughout the entire script.
Starting with your first atmosphere, complete 3 rounds of Orb Work for your “4th Wall.”
Taste Test - close your eyes and spin freely. When your eyes open, the Orb will land and swiftly fill the “4th Wall.” Repeat until what your character sees appears the instant your eyes open.
Complete Orb Work (and Taste Tests) for all directions - N/S/E/W/Up/Down.
Final Testing - When your eyes open, the Orb will land and continue swiftly filling the wall, connecting all directions. Repeat until the full, complete environment appears the instant your eyes open.
The Right To Be Curious (class clip)
There’s A Prize (class clip)
Character Sound + Smell
Continuing your Atmosphere Work for each unique character environment:
Stand in the center of your space and allow any real-world sound to land on your radar screen.
When your Actor’s Faith is triggered, “ride the wave” by moving closer/further to the sound, tuning your Actor’s Faith.
Repeat for at least 3 sounds.
Repeat Steps 1-3 now utilizing real-world smells.
Track your Atmosphere discoveries during each Rehearsal Report, and translate each new discovery into Creative Communication.
Step-By-Step (class clip)
Personal Crafting Work (class clip)
Members: Share a taste of any Red Coat/Danny atmosphere in Creative Communication.
This week I’ve added THREE new songs to our EA Physical Practice playlist.
Winter Song (Sara Bareilles, Ingrid Michaelson) to invite the taste of touch, Breathe Me (Sia) to inspire the permission of our lazy, Sunday morning roll, and January Rain (David Gray) to inspire your world of standing and spinning into the unknown.
The EA Physical Practice playlist is setup to be used three songs at a time, offering new flavors and colors to each of your explorations.
This week I’ve added Forever Being (Petit Biscuit) to our EA Imagination Practice playlist.
The playlist begins with Perpetual Mobile (Penguin Cafe Orchestra) to ignite our Michael Chekhov work, welcome our mischievous Elysium Artist, and stir the feel of forward.
Songs are added weekly, inspiring new levels of permission and play as you cross the threshold into your playground of possibility.
It’s time to highlight a Substacker (or two) that’s sure to tickle the tastebuds and add some spice to this week’s work: