Learning SKILLZ for Roles
I've learned to NOT back down from a challenge.
As an actor you're asked to perform characters that have traits, skills, or talents that you may NOT naturally posses.
The movement makes the man. After all, often times a person wraps themselves in their talents, and it influences how their body mechanics work. So, it's imperative that you're very familiar with patterns, the lingo, the things that your character has practiced for hours on end.
It's tradition in The Fantasticks for El Gallo to enter during the Overture and juggle 3 oranges. When I accepted the two contracts that are coming up, I did NOT know how to juggle 3 oranges. Nor did I know how to juggle three scarves, or tissues, or whatever. But, I did know how to use YouTube and I had time and a lot of patience. So I learned the patterns and I practiced, practiced, practiced.
Until Next Time,
Lift Big, Sing Big, and Look Your Absolute Best Doing It.
Kasey (Ol') Yeargain