The Actor’s Instrument (Michael Beckett)

Presented by Michael Beckett

Part of every actor’s training is to have a fluid and expressive instrument that is physical, emotional, and psychologically free. The actor’s concern is to translate intellectual understanding into an organic experience. This workshop is designed to sharpen the actor’s insight into the imagination, learn how to access their feelings, and express their individuality.

Our focus will be on selected sensitivity training. Verbal and physical exercises and relaxation disciplines will heighten awareness, and nurture a deep relationship with our emotional center. We will discover the connection to inner objects and external stimuli, and learn how to incorporate them into our work. This practice will strengthen the actor’s toolkit of inner resources, and build trust, reliability, and confidence in one’s self.