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The Elysium Aesthetic

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The Elysium Aesthetic

Week Nineteen: New Knowings

Happy Monday! Welcome back to Acting Class Daily and Part Four of The Elysium Aesthetic. We continue all month with classes focusing on each of our three areas of lifelong growth: artistry, instrument and craft.

Today’s member-exclusive class introduces a powerful new tool to our Artistry section. Enjoy!

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This Month’s Focus

Part Four: I Can Do Anything

Today’s Class

New Knowings

Today’s Target

​​Acting talent lies in what we know (empathy) and how we believe (actor’s faith).

​If we don’t know what we actually know … if we don’t have access to our unique library of empathy … our personal paint of humanity … 

Without access to our artistic palette, without knowing our poetic lens, what we’ll be left with is the type-casting mentality:

​“I can do some things, sure … not anything, obviously.”

​What you know is a super-power, a professional separator, because it belongs only to you. It’s so huge. It’s so powerful. And it is so important.

​Let’s get to work knowing our talent, growing our talent, accessing and applying our talent with a powerful new tool for your artistry that locates the specifics of your artistic truth, grows faith in your ever-increasing artistic palette, and builds the muscles that speak the language of your artistic soul.

​Creating an echo inside you always:

"I can do anything. Go on, try me."

Next Class: Imagination Practice (Part Two) - The Veil
Previous Class: I Can Do Anything

  1. The Type-Casting Mentality

  1. Binds You. Leashes You.

  1. You’re The One

  1. The Challenge

  1. Go On. Try Me.


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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