Acting Class Daily
Acting Class Daily
The Elysium Aesthetic

The Elysium Aesthetic

Week Twenty Six: The Specific & Improvisational Actor

Happy Monday! Welcome back to Acting Class Daily and Part Six 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 Six: The Specific & Improvisational Actor

Today’s Class

The Specific & Improvisational Actor

Today’s Target

Everything begins for us with specificity.

In each stage of growth it’s the specific that clicks.

Opening your eyes to what’s next.

Trampolining you to your next level of personal growth.

We search for specificity like we search for the key to a lock.

To unlock artistic truth, to finding your click of knowing.

Your finish line.

And like any muscle it can be challenged, shaped, and strengthened.

Turning a vital aspect of growth … into a super-strength.

Next Class: Emotional Button-Pushers
Previous Class: Sensory Transformation

  1. The Starting Gun

  1. Your Path

  1. The Hunt Is Always On

  1. The S&I Actor

  1. The Muscle of You


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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