It was an active day of acting (and learning) today! I began my day early – with a warm up and then a lovely walk to MEAA for the Jean-Pierre Mignon acting workshop for professional actors. What an incredible day! From the hours of 9.30am to 4.30pm we worked on two scenes and presented them for the rest of the group. It was so amazing to see the strength of the work produced in such a short period of time and then to see Jean-Pierre do his thing! Wow. How wonderful and inspiring it is to hear such an experienced, intelligent and passionate director and teacher endow us with his vast knowledge and experience (and I think his French accent didn’t hinder any of that). In France, the word for rehearsals translates to “repetition”. With this said however, I think it’s highly important to keep having a new focus/direction each time you work/rehearse/repeat the scene. But it was great practice and an invaluable day of learning!
After this lovely class, I headed to Paddington to rehearse my scene for the Kevin Jackson masterclass that evening. The scene is coming along very well and it’s been a really rewarding experience working with my scene partner. I really value his strengths as an actor and the hard work that he too has put into this scene! The class will hopefully present a public showcase of the work next Sunday at Griffin Theatre – and I’m terribly looking forward to it!
Oh, and in between all of this wonderful acting, acting, acting, I spoke with my collaborator on a new T.I.E. play that we’re working on for a commission application! She has come up with a very interesting and incredible idea and I am so glad to be a part of such a promising work!