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‘In and Out’ – 3 Tips to Reconnect in Scene Work

Acting training demands a focus, attention and discipline on physical, mental and emotional levels. These are integral to remaining present in a scene and securing the freedom that brings. It is not uncommon, however, for actors to experience the feeling of going ‘in and out’...

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Physicality and Movement – The Power of the Body to Change the Mind

Exploring physicality and movement in acting training can take on some pretty extreme and abstract forms! Many highly regarded names in acting training place physicality and movement at the heart of the craft – Stella Adler, Rudolf Laban, Michael Chekov, Alexander technique to name a few. From...

Acting Classes at NASA
Use the Difficulty!

We’ve all had those moments when things don’t go to plan G in acting class, in an  audition, on set, on stage… in life! In training we like to call these ‘complications’  and wherever  possible  utilize  them  constructively  to  deepen  the  character,  the  scene and...

Understand Acting - Nicholson's Academy
IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR THE ACTOR

IMPORTANT ADVICE FOR THE ACTOR: Getting out of your head and out of your way is IMPORTANT. Spontaneity and flying knowing and trusting YOURSELF! FREE ASSOCIATION! The word that "flies". The word that causes "fear". We NEVER want to be wrong. We NEVER want to fail....

“STRASBERG” at his best!

It all comes from the RIGHT place! He’s intense, he’s hard, BUT his passion is shown in everyone of his actors today! It’s practice, practice, practice. Exercising the muscles we call “imagination, intuition, understanding ourselves and last BUT not least…creation” For the actor who wants to go...

In Class with SANFORD MEISNER

Sanford Meisner - one of the GREATS! NASA Actors…..MEISNER with MEISNER…Take a peek!!! The use of the famous MEISNER repetitive technique! For those of you who have started "touching" this technique in class. The extended technique is shown in this video! I look forward to working with you all more...

transformation - NASA can help
An Actors Transformation

  Having the ability to transform oneself into another person is the secret of interpretation. An actor's own personality is the source of physical and mental differences, as well as psychological differences. Some actors uncover the psychological (or emotional) state of their characters by first finding...

Understand Acting - Nicholson's Academy
The Importance of Listening for an Actor

  Actors! Would you Agree? As most of my students are told, two most important things in the craft we study and love is “observation and listening”. There is such a thing as hearing and NOT listening. Do we take notice? Are we aware? Not just listening...

The Correct Attitude - Nicholson's Academy
The Actors Journey

As actors, we're all on a journey. The good news? The journey never ends. The bad news? The journey never ends. I've chosen the word “journey” carefully because I see so many - particularly younger, and often less experienced - actors wanting so badly to “get there.”...