Wednesday, March 7, 2012

failing... unfinished thoughts...



Enjoy “failing”:-  is at the heart of what I do / teach, no matter if I am doing an acting class, clowning class, mask or stage combat class etc. Every class is an acting class and must directly relate to their (the students) overall approach to the ongoing development of their craft and more over must be seen to be of a direct asset to the tool kit – and in turn it needs to come from a place of ownership and deep joy and the ever evolving process of self discovery – actors need to own their work and discoveries... discoveries happen in that lovely place of "failing"... a state of here and now...

I have always wanted to get a shirt made up that say: One Day They Will Find Out I am Fraud!!! Because I not only; live in the “here and now”, but I surf the” here and now”!  A delicate blade of risk, an edge that I could fall on either side of, however I trust myself as an artist, I have to!  I too must "fail"... I never know what I am going to teach on the floor or what choices I will make on the floor (as an actor, director, fight director) – I have guide posts sure – but I need to see what is out there? What people / students need / want. Each new day brings a creative opportunity maybe that is all I am saying here – I am in a constant state; a creative state. A state that allows for healthy "failing"...