What Method?

The Different Ways an Actor can Train

by Jessie Fahay



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/17/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 56
ISBN : 9781456714635
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 56
ISBN : 9781456714628

About the Book

There are many methods an actor may choose to study. There is Stanislavski, Meisner, Adler, Alexander, Hagen, that random British director you met in college who changed your life, that Spanish actor you watched in that play who has been your entire inspiration, etc. What do all of these methods really do for the actor's instrument? Is there a method that works best for you? Which one speaks to you? Where should you look for instructors who teach these methods? This short and practical guidebook gives you the nuts and bolts of four pinnacle training methods, sample exercises for each method, examples of actors who have used these methods, the places where you can find these methods being taught, and further in-depth literature on each method. Let this be an opening to these fundamental methodologies. The next steps are up to you.

About the Author

Jessie Fahay is a New York based actress, comedian, singer, producer, business owner and playwright who is out make a difference through artistic expression. Born and raised on the Jersey Shore, she grew up constantly researching and questioning human behavior through her studies in psychology, eastern philosophy, and a multitude of performing and writing methods. She is currently pursuing her MBA in Business Administration from Capella University. She is the proud founder of the performing arts company, RIPPLE EFFECT PRODUCTIONS, which in the spring of 2010 put on a fundraiser to empower six different charter schools' creative arts programs . This benefit featured the performances of many comedians, Broadway singers, touring singers, and independent musicians. At this show, Jessie sang one of her favorite songs, “I Can Do Better Than That,” by Jason Robert Brown. For project updates, visit www.jessiefahay.com. Feel free to send an email to preciousthings52@hotmail.com. Thank you for reading!