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actor or imitator

  1. 7hourwriter profile image48
    7hourwriterposted 8 years ago

    Are you one or the other?  A dedicated actor is one who reaches into the soul of the character, researches, becomes.  To attempt a poor copy of some known actor - is simply denying the gift within YOU! 
         Times change, and a good actor changes with the times. That is a given.  A necessity.  I have known community theatre actors who believe they know all that there is. Trust me, that is a large pitfall.  If you find yourself in line with actors of that ilk, then you may as well say good-by to the amazing world of Theatre. You will, as one wise Director once said, play the same character over and over.
         I have been involved in community theatre, semi-professional theatre, and professional repertory theatre - as an actor and a stage director, for most of my life.  Given this opportunity, I would like to share my thoughts and my experiences with those who would call the Stage a second home.

    1. Wayne Orvisburg profile image73
      Wayne Orvisburgposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds good to me! I like to consider myself an actor.

    2. Stevennix2001 profile image92
      Stevennix2001posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I wouldn't be an actor period, as I would probably get stage fright too easily and freeze up.  However, I wouldn't mind being like one of the extras that stand in the background of films, or do a lot of the work off camera doing all the minor technical stuff; just to gain an even deeper perspective of what it's like to work on a movie. 

      However, if it was a porn film, then...well..never mind..still wouldn't do it.  same reasons.  lollol j/k wink lol

  2. profile image0
    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    Actor. Trained. big_smile

  3. Wayne Orvisburg profile image73
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 8 years ago

    I've just been practicing my entire life. LOL

    1. 7hourwriter profile image48
      7hourwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I came to realize very early on, that we are ALL actors.  That's how we get through our lives. It works in varying  degrees.  Even when we think we are being sincere, there can be ( yes, I said "can" be) just that hint of polish, and many times we actually don a mask.  Basically, it's just a defense mechanism.  We are built that way.

  4. getitrite profile image77
    getitriteposted 8 years ago

    I did community theater for a few years. I have, now, moved into acting for the camera, working as a character in a web series.  It's mostly improve.  Improve is challenging.

    1. 7hourwriter profile image48
      7hourwriterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, 'Improv' can be quite challenging.  I created an Improvisational group several years back.  We reached a point where audience members suggested situations, and the actors immediately followed through.  Loooong before Drew Carey!!  Not only is 'improv' a wonderful tool for actors, it also pushes you to think on your feet and raises that important ingredient of self-esteem.

      1. Mrs_Keyes profile image61
        Mrs_Keyesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I have been in Improv acting for three years now and I love it! It was one of the most difficult acting i have done, including all the Shakespeare, musicals, ect. I loved it and I'm still going strong! I agree, it definitely builds your self-esteem and helps you in acting otherwise. We once had to improvise a whole scene in the comedy "Dracula in Dixie" when one character forgot he was supposed to stay on stage! But hey, the audience loved it and no one was the wiser!  It has by far been the most beneficial of all my acting experience!

  5. Happyontheinside profile image81
    Happyontheinsideposted 8 years ago

    Hey up, this is my field smile just finished a ba (hons) acting and performance and have worked professionally, in the amateur field, back stage, behind the camera - all sorts. From a studious point of view you have to be very careful in terms of where the line is here. What I mean is this; have you ever heard of Stanislavsky? He believed that one should methodically immerse themselves in every different part so that they 'became' what the character was intended to be. There is a point when this becomes dangerous...lets face it; method actors should never play serial killers and you really don't want to get inside the mind of the character if you're character happens to be a rapist or a child abuser. I had to play a mental patient in an asylum once - as well as a prostitute with Syphalis...
    Generally I will stick to Stanislavski's method; but when it comes to certain plays (Sarah Kanes 4:48 Psychosis for example) a certain amount of distance has to be kept. By all means research the part until you are blue in the face - but never immerse yourself completely, it's dangerous.

    1. acreach profile image59
      acreachposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, totally agree with you on this. I use a lot of sense memory work when I act which is taking an experience from your own life and bring what you felt in that moment into the situation onstage. Other times, though it isn't necessary to do that, I just find I can enter into a moment through a good deal of imagination.

  6. acreach profile image59
    acreachposted 7 years ago

    I'm a crazy actor...absolutely love the stage! I've had a good amount of experience here at Providence College in Manitoba. Intend on taking what I have learned and making the most of every opportunity!

  7. camlo profile image89
    camloposted 7 years ago

    I was in semi-professional theatre. We did a lot of musical productions, and I proved a better singer than actor - that's not hard, considering how bad my acting was. Strange, because I've always been pretty good at acting in real life. smile
    This is an interesting subject, by the way. Why don't you write a Hub about it?

 
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