I’m going to play Inspector Goring in La Crosse Community Theatre’s production of the murder mystery-comedy, “The Game’s Afoot.” Performances run Dec. 6-16 at the Weber Center for the Performing Arts in La Crosse, WI. Can you tell where I practiced my lines? #theatre#theatrelife#thegamesafoot#kenludwig#hauntedmansion
Today I had the great pleasure of participating in a workshop based on #chekhov ‘s acting technique with #michaelchekhovcanada What an amazing day full of pleasure and learning. I feel so connected to my body and breath. The workshop was run by Rena Polley. She is a Toronto based actor, writer, producer and teacher. She has worked in theatre, television and film for over thirty years. Rena originally studied with Uta Hagen and Herbert Berghof in New York City. She has been studying with master teachers from the Michael Chekhov Association for over seventeen years and has her Teacher Certificate of Completion. She is a member of MICHA and a regular participant in international workshops in the US and Europe. Rena is co-founder of Michael Chekhov Canada and the founder of The Chekhov Collective, a theatre company inspired by the principles of Michael Chekhov. “All true artists, bear within themselves a deeply rooted and often unconscious desire for transformation.” - Michael Chekhov
Chekhov developed his acting technique from his early years with Stanislavsky and his tireless search for an alternative to the over analytical approach to acting. Chekhov wanted to access the unconscious creative self through indirect non-analytical means - another words to free the creative process from the critical mind. His refusal to exploit the actor’s personal feelings in his art ultimately separated him from Stanislavsky’s teachings. He believed there should be a clear differentiation between the actor as a person and the actor as an artist. Chekhov focused his technique on the development of the imagination, individual creativity and the inner/outer (psycho-physical) connections of the actor. “The base of any true art is our ability to live consciously or unconsciously in the world of imaginations.” Michael Chekhov, To The Actor
Chekhov noticed actors were loosing their most valuable tool - the ability to transform themselves through their imagination. He developed a series of simple and accessible exercises allowing the actor to begin this transformation.
Sunday night, relaxing and reveling in the post-show glow. It's been a busy weekend, but there's nothing like being a part of a fun show with wonderful, supportive friends.
I'm so grateful to everyone who saw #HTI9to5 ❤ . . .
Just spent the last three and a half hours finishing some set stuff to get through tomorrow. We still have a lot to do before opening, but you have what you need for your preview for WWMS. Remember tomorrow is NOT the day to be late to school. See you at 830 sharp if not earlier! #wildcattheatre#theatrelife#christmas#excellenceinallwedo