SUCCESS / PRESS
The Actor's Shop
Some of it lies in the choice of material. Look for material that asks you to ask questions of your inner emotional self.
In my experience, taking time in rehearsal to do takes where I get emotional, where I really let the work impact me, gives me the confidence to "go there" with my work.
Let yourself get angry, get overjoyed, get whatever your character is feeling! And then keep doing it :)
Tagging onto this. Take Jamie's suggestion and add sensory triggers to that work to push you to emotional reactions.
Thank you for the advice Jamie and Lisina. This is one of my goals for this year as an artist. I really want to take my work to the next level. Vulnerability is something that I noticed is a current block for me that I would like to dive into more so I really bring my character to life on a deeper level.
@victoria smith Sometimes too if you are blocked in your personal life it will affect your artistic life. Making the choice to acknowledge or confront things in your life you may be repressing can also help. While acting is imaginary and you are not playing you, you are using yourself, your body, heart, mind and voice and if those parts of you are blocked or repressed than those are the tools you are bringing to the work to try and be vulnerable with.
Do you write? You may want to try writing scripts that talk about things that are important to you emotionally.
yes. I have written poetry, journal daily now, and have my blog. My mentor is trying to get me to let people know I write and advertise that I have a blog
@victoria smith Yes! We talked about this last year. When can we know about this blog?
@lisin9 lol! We're also working on consistency with writing it. This would be a vulnerable moment and saying what it is. The name of the blog is Confessions Of A Witty Negro. The link is www.wittynegro.wordpress.com.