ANNIE MCGREEVEY MASTER CLASS AS IF Use yourself If you are nervous—USE THAT!! MOMENT BEFORE th most important thing you have!! What has just happened to you before you speak Peopling the stage Monologue is a dialogue with silent partners Choose a point of focus Prep that you do while you are waiting to go in-DO NOT CHIT CHAT WHILE youa re waiting—get rid of distractions—concentrate on the inner life of the character using your active imagination –fill the hopper—then put it aside and become a human being when you walk into the room Set the chair before you start Don’t get into the face of the auditors—keep invisible line between you and the auditors Point of focus—the main person you are talking to—right above their heads or between their heads-the thing that DRAWS YOU IN PEOPLE THE STAGE-maybe someone is listening be aware and refer to them—this will give it a different energy and focus Not that diff auditioning for school of arts than for show THEY WANT YOU-they want to see someone who is special—you are all special— bring something unique to the table—be brave to be an actor becaue it is about revealing self You have license to be cuckoo Anything you is a problem is a plus—and I have the power to use it anytime If you cry, if you laugh, if you are nervous it is GOOD Be concerned with people in the room, not yourself NORMALLY your picture and resume will be given to a monitor before hand Don’t be the one who is needy Important that you LISTEN to your scene partner—give it air Clock that he doesn’t take you in In the hallway at schoolIsabelle-I want to do this with a real partner who is tryng to get away Comdy is a tragedy expanded plus timing Same need in a dramatic scene has to be there in comic material Keep your focus—SEE IT, FEEL IT, TASTE IT—YOU HAVE TO GO THERE Allow yourself to live the moment—stop trying to manipulate the monologue—see /play it moment to moment Trust yourself and use yourself always GREG—great monologue—you have underpinnings. Difficult because it is funny and sad What do you need from your dad— What do you want to accomplish by telling him these things What is the action that you would like from him Acting is visiting the truth of those places and allowing that to happen Your job is to visit How are you going to show the guy’s humanity? Expressing the human conditionIt is a NOBLE PROFESSION beause your are allowing that person in the dark to expres that feling Don’t shot yourself in the foot if you refuse aa role because it is too creepy PICK A POINT OF FOCUS—I am talking to you—HAVE TO HAVE THAT ENERGY!—so the audience doesn’t dare look away You need air between the time you switch—make that emotional shift— take him in and then let him have it JULIA DOG SEES GOD How hard is it for you to confess about the abortion The stakes have to be centered in something that was very real for you Why did you get pregnant? Such a smart girl—usually they want to punish themselves Don’t worry it wasn’t yours—so they had sex Who’s a whore? That would be you When you’re oing solo work—any extraneous moves take the focus away –really important to be still so that all of your movement comes from your center!