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The Elysium Aesthetic
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The Elysium Aesthetic

Week Twenty Two: Never Settle For The First Taste Of Success

Happy Monday! Welcome back to Acting Class Daily and Part Five 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 Five: Never Settle For The First Taste Of Success

Today’s Class

Never Settle For The First Taste Of Success

Today’s Target

“Do I dig deeper … or is this my finish line?”

Olympians know when they’ve put in a good day of training.

They can leave their practice facilities with peace of mind and recharge for the next session.

When actors experience success, on the other hand, we face a crossroads:

“Are these signals of success coming from my intellect … or my artistic truth?”

We have an intellect eager to settle. An instrument facing the unknown.

A yearning to embrace our instincts. A feeling of untapped potential just below the surface.

How do we know when another level exists?

How do we know what to do to access it?

This week we’re forging into our process a way to ensure we leave no artistic truth behind.

The muscle, the perspective builder, of Never Settling For The First Taste of Success.


Next Class: Motivation Muscle
Previous Class: Nature Transformation

  1. Crossroads

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  1. Our Question

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  1. What A Thing

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  1. Tug Of War

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  1. Our Plan

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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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