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The Elysium Aesthetic
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The Elysium Aesthetic

Week Fourteen: Actor's Faith

Happy Monday! Welcome back to Acting Class Daily and Part Three of The Elysium Aesthetic.

We begin each month with a complimentary, week one perspective-shaper. A tone-setter for the tools and practices we’ll be covering over the next three weeks in each of our three areas of lifelong growth: artistry, instrument and craft. Enjoy!


New to the work? These free introductory chapters are where we recommend you start: Kindred Spirits, What Is Good Acting?, Growing Excellence, The Muscles of Preparation.

This Month’s Focus

Part Three: Actor’s Faith

Today’s Class

Actor’s Faith

Today’s Target

Your imagination is the core of your talent as an actor.

​We all have imaginations … audience members, fellow actors, we all do. 

​But the ability to surrender, to accept the truth of it, to believe it so darn obviously that it feels undeniable … that is your professional separator. 

​What happens when there are no breaks in your imagination? 

​Where will you take audiences when you can step onto any stage, working with any actor, in any imaginative world, with any direction given to you … and believe so fully that you get to truly live?

​Today we lay the groundwork for imaginative celebration … knowing, growing, accessing and applying the professional separator of your acting talent, your Actor’s Faith.


Next Class: Moments of Magic
Previous Class: Learning Lines

  1. The Core

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  1. A Fun Day

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  1. Counterweights

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  1. I Want To Believe

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  1. What Will Happen

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ARTISTRY: Elysium Artist, Personal Crafting Schedule, DEAR (3Qs, MoM, New Knowings, Motivation Muscle, Emotional BPs, Fearless Fountain, GoS Spotlight, Mentorship Muscle)

INSTRUMENT: Physical Practice, Imagination Practice, The Veil, Vocal Practice, Emotional Practice, Psychological Practice, Personal Warmup.

CRAFT: EA First Rehearsal, Rehearsal Report, Learning Lines, Nurture Transformation, Nature Transformation, Sensory Transformation, Physical Transformation, Relationship Transformation, Soul Work, Character Hooks, Etude Work, Rehearsal Exercises.


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