Suddenly It’s a World Where Blank: Black Swans, the Julian Calendar and the Hidden Secret Inside Every Dramatic Scene

A talk by Theater search candidate Brendan Hughes


Feb4
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
2020-02-04 15:00:00 2020-02-04 16:00:00 Suddenly It’s a World Where Blank: Black Swans, the Julian Calendar and the Hidden Secret Inside Every Dramatic Scene

​In much American acting pedagogy of the last one hundred years, actor preparation gets you only as far as the very start of any given scene... after which, it is expected, your gut instinct must take over and carry you through to your exit. This can leave the actor stranded on stage, scrambling to keep up, and hydroplaning over otherwise important pivots. In this talk, Brendan Hughes attempts to identify a solid, identifiable landmark inside of every dramatic scene, in order to provide actors (and audience members) with concrete moments to mark in the progression of dramatic stories.

America/Los_Angeles public
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Event Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020

​In much American acting pedagogy of the last one hundred years, actor preparation gets you only as far as the very start of any given scene... after which, it is expected, your gut instinct must take over and carry you through to your exit. This can leave the actor stranded on stage, scrambling to keep up, and hydroplaning over otherwise important pivots. In this talk, Brendan Hughes attempts to identify a solid, identifiable landmark inside of every dramatic scene, in order to provide actors (and audience members) with concrete moments to mark in the progression of dramatic stories.

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