Hold choices like a feather. -Rob Adler The Tuesday before last, we worked moment to moment for each scene in AdlerImprov’s Scene Study class (make well prepared scenes look improvised), including the scene I’ve been working on, “Death of a Salesman.” I saw/experienced how easily you can get locked into rehearsal choices and the power […]
I was inspired to create my own interview after watching Key & Peele try to set the Guiness Book of World Records for impressions in a minute for Speakeasy. This inaugural interview is with Jake Jarvi, the writer, director, producer of and actor in Platoon of Power Squadron.
Focus on the process. That’s the theme Jake Jarvi and I kept coming back to this weekend. Jake is the writer, director, actor and producer of Platoon of Power Squadron (PoPS). He spent the weekend in Los Angeles because his webseries was among the five nominees for top Indie in this year’s Streamy Awards. The […]
Years ago, I took Meisner level 4 at Act One Studios in Chicago with Ted Hoerl. Ted assigned me the role of Biff in Arthur Miller’s classic, Death of a Salesman. It’s the second scene just after Biff returns home and he and Happy reminisce about days long past and discuss their current state of […]
I started UCB 301 with Julie Brister last eve. It’s always interesting hearing other people’s backstories. We have a lot of East Coasters, some Midwesterners and one LA unicorn and most have moved to LA within the past five years or so. We did an exercise where we walked around and would stop when someone […]
Through spontaneity we are re-formed into ourselves. It creates an explosion that for the moment frees us from handed-down frames of reference, memory choked with old facts and information and undigested theories and techniques of other people’s findings. Spontaneity is the moment of personal freedom when we are faced with reality and see it, explore […]