All teaching, directing, and acting work depends on the choices one makes. And, all choices are based on the reading and understanding of the text, be it a play or film. Like all arts, the artist sees, and interprets based on experience and knowledge.
I will send a separate email for directors in particular, but all potential participants should read this.
Organic Script Analysis (OSA) is a deeply personal analysis. During each Intensive, a play or plays will be discussed in terms of what it is about, not in terms of one's opinion, but in terms of how one reads and understands what is written. Opinions must be based on a clear perception of the life of the play. Following through, the play will be broken down into sections. From Acts and Scenes, if they exist, each participant will break the text down into sections, call them beats or measures, of life. I call them emotional measures. They may even be thoughts. And, we will compare and discuss this, so that each participant develops their capacity to read, understand, and then, be able to choose what to focus on. And, create a deeply personal partition of life that becomes the basis of their creative work. Their is not a correct analysis that everyone wants to make. But, there are better analyses, and better choices.
The workshop will also discover and develop the teachers' and directors' awareness of what techniques they know and can use, in acting, training an actor, or creating and mounting a production.
As the Organic Creative Process considers Basic Training to be knowing yourself and knowing how to use yourself, what techniques will each teacher use to develop the actor?
This workshop will help each teacher and director develop their technique for teaching, writing, directing and/or acting. 3 hours per day, 10 days, 16 participants. Participants will also audit the Intensive Acting Workshop, and will be able to ask questions and discuss teaching techniques with Mr. Strasberg during the OSA workshop.
Simultaneously, there will also be a 10 day, 3 hour Intensive Acting Workshop, 6 actors working every day, 2 scenes, 1 per week. The work is based on developing each actor's Organic Creative Process, a deeply personal creative process based on developing a consciously, intuitive process that helps the actor to become deeply involved in the character's world, transforming him or her self. Good actors live in another world. Great actors live in another world as somebody else. Participants will also work in the Organic Script Analysis workshop.
Teachers and directors will audit the scene work, and some may also participate as actors.
Following each class, teachers and directors will question and discuss their observations, pose questions, in a dialogue with Mr. Strasberg which will help each teacher/director to understand and develop their knowledge of what their own technique is, and what they need to learn.
Understanding some of Mr. Strasberg's techniques working with actors will help each teacher and director to clarify their own creative process and techniques.
Then, all participants will be part of the Intensive dedicated to Organic Script Analysis. The pragmatism of OSA will help each particpant to develop their Organic Creative Process, whether they are an actor, director, and or, teacher.
The price for each participant is $1,680.00
The Organic Creative Process begins with a good question and a good problem.
- What are you thinking? Is that a real thought? Or, your idea of what you think the character is thinking?
- Are you thinking about something real, or how you want to play the scene?
- Are you doing what you want to do?
- What are you focusing on?
- What is the most real reality you are aware of?
- Do you have a good sense of truth? Do you know how to use it?
- What are you doing to try to become involved in the imaginary world?