Category Archives: Theater

The Troxicon in Principle and Practice.

I am in a very lucky group of people who can say that they count Patricia Troxel as not simply an influence, but a teacher, comrade, and mentor. She was our treasure trove of knowledge, our “Troxicon” as we often … Continue reading

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Help me out readers.

I’ve come to realize that I’ve been in a funk lately. Every time I see an issue in the national press I think, “I’d sure like to rip into that!” However, I never do. And I’ve just now realized why: … Continue reading

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The Artistic Temperament

Following an interesting conversation with a friend, I’ve been brought back to the idea of what the artistic temperament is, and more importantly, if it actually exists.

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Theater Filter 2: Respect for Acting: Concept.

Next we get into Uta’s first chapter: Concept. Sadly, it’s still following in the Stanislavski method of: I saw this girl do this thing one time.

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Theater Filter. Uta Hagen’s “Respect for Acting” Intro

Theater is filled with books on “how to act”. However, many of these books are full of nothing but convoluted word salad and biased personal prejudice posing as insight (I’m looking at you David Mamet). I’m going to, over time, … Continue reading

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“We are professional human beings”

This is the transcript of a speech given a short while before my graduation from Conservatory by my then musical theater teacher, and now Artistic Director of the Atlanta Gay Men’s Choir, Kevin Robison. I just unpacked it recently and … Continue reading

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It’s just a play

Or if it is, then it’s just cancer. It’s just anthropology. It’s just flight traffic controlling. It’s just farming. It’s just some thing. No need to take it serious. No need to realize that it may be ones life or life’s work. Nope, it’s just another trivial thing among every other trivial thing that we do as humans. Continue reading

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