“If you get a chance to act in a room that somebody else has paid rent for, then you’re given a free chance to practice your craft.”
I have the privilege of watching some of Philadelphia and it’s surrounding areas talents and for me it’s always a treat. Watching someone work to become a character is an amazing thing. No matter how small or large the part in the end it’s about putting in the work and showing the audience you are that character.
Just imagine if we never got the chance to see #chadwickboseman pull off one of his most iconic rolls as #blackpanther would we had felt the joy that the billions felt around the world or experience his acting accomplishment and be able to say when we all walked out the thwarted “can’t wait for the next one.” The believe ability like in this scene here with @quinteromoore and @pap.l1 it takes a lot to be a psychopath and a criminal. Watching them was a treat as Luis was there from the beginning working on his part and in the last two weeks of rehearsal Terry came onboard and they had too not only create a circumstance of believability but build chemistry and trust that would make a scene not just believable but memorable for the audience and they did just that 👍🏾 We need to all remember how these moments mean so much for so many reasons and people for writers and directors it’s a treat to see his, her or there work coming to life and for the actor pulling it off is magical in its own right.
That’s what makes acting so attractive. You get to break all your own rules.”Gerardine Clark”
The beauty of acting is allowing yourself to let go and take on roles that you never thought you would do. In many ways this is your inner voice ready to dive into the unexpected and see if things are possible. In the end it is here when one finds them self and realize that it was always the fear of exploring that held them back that will never do so again.
As we draw closer to the play, we have picked up new members and practice is going well. Talents are putting their all into not only the words but the development of characters. In this scene Krissy Bogle is going over Movement and believe me her action and presence will be one to grab attention of the audience and that’s what talent is about making words become real before your eyes..
If there is anything that I am learning about theater is that from the beginning g to it’s end it contains a lot if work. I was so excited to see my co-director that I let her take the helm so I can focus on cast members and things they want to focus on like overall character development and giving them the latest news on or progress with the play. Another week done and the positives keep coming…
The beauty of watching the cast is watching them develop chemistry among one another and character with themselves. For many the challenge of becoming a character invokes an understanding of knowing the frustrations and attitude of the character. For the most part, utilizing parts of ones life can be the best motivation like work and how it plays an intricate part to your everyday you can feel the frustration and pains it can cause to push forward into a role..
Saturday was a day of fire as cast members showed that they can bring it for rehearsal. It was a little different as I took a step back and formally introduced them to Britney who is the co director on the set. Although the setup was different because it being in a house instead of an actual hall it did prove to be both helpful as the separation of space gave members two coaches to work with on full scenes as well and the other the development of character. I must say it has been a case of trial and error but they have shown that they are willing to take on the challenge and show the world what talents they have and for me it’s worth the site in growth and obstacle as we prove talent stands strong in everyone.
“Underground Episodes” part of the FringeArtsFestival playing at the Philadelphia Art Alliance
Last night my cousins came over for a teleconference which was filled with good news. It’s nice when you connect with like minded people that are about lifting each other out the barrel over stepping on and over you. For a business such as entertainment it is believed that most people utilizing the theory to do for self over doing for each other first. Truth is in entertainment there are communities of people that help each other look at Ben Affleck, Kevin Smith, and Matt Damon they used a friendship to help build there careers and with that understand the strength in numbers spirit is simple working towards one goal with others can prove to be better link made on a chain.
With live theater there is a greatness to it watching actors and actress become characters and identities that they probably couldn’t see themselves as. However the other side to this is watching g an audience become enthralled with the scene and in many cases wondering what’s going to happen next while identifying with the actors character. It is in the live setting that entertainers learn more about themselves as well as the craft of acting.
This is some of the cast members of Underground Episodes and I believe in them. As actors they show they have the will to learn the ability to understand and the talent to stretch further. The FringeArts Festival is there time to shine.. Photo of Jazz Whitonez by; Michael Heyward photography https://www.eventbrite.com/e/underground-episodes-tickets-843570141
Yesterday was a great day at rehersal. It was the beginning of going over the first 6 scenes of the play. It felt good watching the cast coming into play with their parts, utilizing the vision of imagination to see a subway scene that was not there and improvising aqctions jestures and words to help bring life to their characters and to scenes even when all they had to do is be onseekers to rachetness or two young brothers listening to elders telling them what to do or a lover that needed to come to a point of understanding that her man needs her.
I am blessed to see the blend of poets and actors ready to take the challenge and show the world a vision that i have been dreaming of brought to life. The challenge has begun and the FringeArts Festival is in the distance waiting for us. Now all we ask, will you be a passenger on this ride as well….