The Elysium Aesthetic
Happy Monday! Welcome back to Acting Class Daily and Class Four of The Elysium Aesthetic. It’s the fourth week of the month, which means our focus is on our Craft.
“What if we can?”
There are real issues, real worries, real insecurities we face as actors.
Can we actually transform into another character?
Can we truly know what our character knows?
Can we consistently react with our character’s instincts?
We know what it’s like to be a real person … we live inside ourselves all the time!
When we play pretend, we’re telling ourselves we can’t do it for real.
But … what if we can?
What if we can actually do something about it?
What if we can do something to become more … to evolve … to transform our very instincts into those of the character?
This week we’re preparing ourselves for any unknown, unleashing our Olympic Spirit into something … delicious.
The Road To Elysium
This Month’s Focus
Class Four: I Can Do Anything
Nature Transformation (Notes)
Today’s Finish Line
A powerful new tool for your craft that turns the discovery of rehearsal into the transformation of character instinct.
Never Settle For The First Taste Of Success
The Elysium Aesthetic Progress Tracker:
Artistry: Elysium Artist, Personal Crafting Schedule, DEAR (3Qs, MoM, New Knowings)
Instrument: Physical Practice, Imagination Practice, The Veil
Craft: EA First Rehearsal, Rehearsal Report, Learning Lines, Nurture Transformation, Nature Transformation
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The Olympic Spirit
We’ll use this space to recap each week’s personal crafting work - and share the discoveries and challenges of teammates within our community.
Personal Crafting Work
As the next step in your Rehearsal Report:
Taste any Personal Knowing from your Rehearsal Report.
Determine which trait would make “that button-pusher” cause “that behavior.”
Modify the trait to capture its taste. Add it to your Trait List.
Complete your Trait List using all remaining Personal Knowings.
Prioritize traits by placing those furthest from your own instincts towards the top of your list.
Turning the discoveries of personal knowings into the transformation of character instinct:
Taste each trait for 3 memory portals. Add them to your Memory List.
Determine your Character Transformation Timeline.
Design “delicious daily doings” that maximize excitement and efficiency.
Test and sharpen nightly the “amount of weight” + “exercise excitement” ensuring you maximize your time in the gym.
PCW Discoveries & Challenges
All subscribers are invited to comment + share on Substack:
Lights. Camera. Passion.
Put It Up On The Wall!
We had a tradition of capturing quotes on the Elysium walls. The torch has now been passed to the digital realm. We’ll use this space to highlight quotes and translate those terms we tend to throw around.
“the intellect in the sidecar … with the funny, little helmet.”
Sample the ‘stacks.
In honor of our friends at The Sample (who knew the coolest newsletters to send me … and here we are today!) each Monday I’ll highlight a Substacker that’s tickling the tastebuds:
Music to carry us into our break.