Acting Class Daily
Acting Class Daily
The Elysium Aesthetic

The Elysium Aesthetic

Week Ten: The Olympic Spirit

Happy Monday! Welcome back to Acting Class Daily and Part Two 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 Two: The Olympic Spirit

Today’s Class

The Olympic Spirit

Today’s Target

Acting rocks.

We get to live, really live, in the most incredible imaginary circumstances. 

We get to … if we want to. ​The choice is yours on the sort of actor you want to be. 

You can choose to make believe or you can settle for playing pretend.

​You can either really do the work to go there … or be okay skating just above it, tasting the echo, the idea of the thing.

Making believe means doing the work until your talent is set free - until success becomes instinct.

​Making believe requires the roar of an Olympic Spirit.

​Today we light the torch for all the wondrous work ahead.

The work of making believe.

Next Class: Personal Crafting Schedule
Previous Class: EA First Rehearsal + Rehearsal Report

  1. Joan

  1. We Get To Really Live

  1. The Work

  1. How Will Anyone Know?

  1. Professional Separator


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.

Discoveries or Challenges?

All subscribers can:

Paid members have:

  • 24/7 access to our Substack community comments section where you can post your discovery/challenge and receive requested feedback:

Leave a comment

Acting Class Daily
Acting Class Daily
A Substack Acting Conservatory with monthly themes and weekly goals, building to a year-long arc of growth. “If Hogwarts had the soul of the Moscow Art Theatre.”
Listen on
Substack App
RSS Feed