WELCOME TO TACTICAL TEXT ANALYSIS!Register for Patagonia's August 25-26 workshop at the Tin Shed Theater HERE. (NOTE: this workshop has been shortened to Saturday and Sunday only!)
To set up a workshop, book a private lesson, or ask questions, email me.
To learn more about who’s teaching the workshop, read my bio.
See you in class!WHAT IS TEXT ANALYSIS?
Text analysis trains you to make choices. When you make notes on your script to indicate acting choices, from beats to objectives to personal reminders, that's text analysis. Text analysis helps you recognize a variety of simple techniques that actors and directors use all the time as a coherent system for understanding and performing texts, and it teaches you how to use those techniques to become a better and more successful actor. Text analysis applies to any kind of performance text, from stage to screen to microphone, both modern and classical, either theatrical or commercial, and it helps the actor at every phase from preparation to audition, rehearsal, and performance.•PREPARE DECISIVELY
•MAKE AND PLAY STRONG CHOICES
•APPLY NOTES AND ADJUSTMENTS GRACEFULLY
•DEFEND, ADAPT, AND COMMUNICATE YOUR PROCESS
•AUDITION, REHEARSE, AND PERFORM WITH PRECISIONWorking with text analysis is like having a map versus an aerial photograph of a landscape. It's incredibly exciting to plunge into uncharted territory and explore, like getting straight to your feet with a scene to see what happens. But a map can save you in emergencies and help you plan, achieve goals, and return to special places anytime you want. Even better, since text analysis is all about your choices, it teaches you to make your own map. You can enter any wilderness you want as an actor and, with text analysis, be your own Lewis and Clark.LEARN MORE:
HOW DOES TEXT ANALYSIS WORK?
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
WHY "TACTICAL" TEXT ANALYSIS?
HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ACTING TECHNIQUES?
IS TEXT ANALYSIS FOR ME?
WHY ARE YOU TEACHING THIS?