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Writing tagged Acting

  1. A mental “yes”

    We’ve started the term of clowns, beginning with trying to find our own individual clowns.

  2. Brits on a train

    The presentations at the end of the second term of the second year were fun, and we did some more work on our gory, grotesque commuter piece.

  3. Hanging on to the reins

    We spent a few weeks doing chorus work at the end of this term, but after all that I’m still clueless as to what makes a good chorus piece.

  4. Stuck in a stable space

    For Voice class this term we had to write a song. Here’s how the process went for me.

  5. Our quest to understand how things move

    We’ve had to memorise text for the first time… choosing a piece of a great speech and some words that open up big and small spaces.

  6. People instead of puppets

    The grotesque, over the top caricatures of posh people and celebrities, which didn’t do a lot for me.

  7. Without worrying about acting

    This week we’ve been behaving like children, starting Butoh classes, and I’ve been failing at handstands (still).

  8. Flood of chatter

    Our end of term pieces went OK, although the Creation process remains frustrating.

  9. Hands full of swords

    I’ve finished my first term of a weekly stage combat course, and it’s a lot of fun.

  10. Epic storytelling

    We’ve moved from Commedia to epic storytelling, although telling real-life epic stories makes me uneasy for some reason.

  11. Ambition(s)

    For our new Company Development class I had to write down my “dream life as a creative artist”. This is my attempt.

  12. It was fun even

    It’s been a bumpy start to the second year after all. After a very low point I finally gathered up my courage and things have been looking up.

  13. The Advanced Course begins

    We’re four days into the second (and final) year at LISPA and so far I’ve been…

  14. Back to school

    Returning to LISPA for the second year. Wariness turns to excitement, at last.

  15. Is everyone scared of maths?

    A few days ago I saw Complicite’s new production at the Barbican, A Disappearing Number. I…

  16. Twenty Movements

    The mythical Twenty Movements, ending the first year at LISPA.

  17. Final performance

    An unenjoyable three weeks spent trying to come up with an interesting performance after observing “religious spaces”.

  18. Going to church. And mosque, temple, synagogue…

    For our current project we’ve been to look round several religious spaces.

  19. Up, down, up, down

    I started the week not even wanting to finish the term, never mind doing another year, and ended back considering it.

  20. ‘A Whore’s Profession’ by David Mamet

    Notes on this collection of essays. Most of the notes are about acting and directing.

  21. Carrying on

    Trying to decide whether to carry on at LISPA next year. So many good arguments for and against.

  22. Finishing with animals

    Real quick, as I must dash to college shortly. First, LISPA has an open day this coming Monday so,…

  23. Larval masks and animals

    We spent a week using larval masks and are now imitating animals, gradually making them human.

  24. Try now, judge later

    Thinking that I need to try and evade my tendency to be negative, cynical, sarcastic, etc in order to do as well as I can.

  25. The 57 steps

    The end of term two, and our project was “the 57 steps” which, eventually, went well.