It only takes a few seconds for a casting director, agent or director to determine if you’re “present” and prepared to play/work. YOU must Show Up! Bring yourself to the “part”(y). It’s imperative to know who you are to work effectively. This workshop will address what it means to be truly living in your own skin, whether walking into an office, a conference room, rehearsal studio or on to a set/stage. There will be a few simple exercises that will allow you to experience being fully present in the room. Acting is really about preparing to act - about having an instrument that is ready to make the “actor’s leap of faith” into the fictional circumstances. When you’re doing your work successfully we see a multi-dimensional human being living in the middle of life-- not acting, but living in the “here and now”, and that starts wit YOU showing up! Successful actors understand this and are capable of bringing the character to unique life by being truly present in the room now! Wear comfortable, but appropriate clothing as if you’re going to a general meeting or audition. Nothing extremely tight or short. No flip-flops or extremely high heels. You may bring either a very short prepared monologue or scene. One or two will be selected to use as an example.
Our grateful thanks to the Howard Fine Studio Australia for being able to present this masterclass.
Bio of host:
Marilyn is an actor and teacher and coaches privately at the Howard Fine Acting Studio in Hollywood and in Melbourne, Australia. She also teaches at the Ted Brunetti Studio (on-camera), the SAG-AFTRA Hollywood Conservatory at AFI, and is the Coordinator of the Acting Program for “Elon in LA: Climbing the LAdder” (Elon University, NC). She has taught at California State University-Northridge (CSUN), the Old Globe/U of San Diego MFA Program, University of Southern California, University of Texas-Austin, Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy, among others. In New York, she studied at HB Studios, and with Michael Shurtleff. In Los Angeles, Marilyn had the privilege of studying with Uta Hagen in her Master Class and is featured on Ms. Hagen’s teaching video, “Uta Hagen’s Acting Class” doing “Object Exercise #10: Historical Imagination”, playing ‘Charlotta’ from The Cherry Orchard. Marilyn coaches privately for theatre, film and television - from script analysis to the audition through finessing a role already in production. Ms. McIntyre is an award-winning actor whose credits include leading roles on and off Broadway, regionally (South Coast Rep, Mark Taper Forum, Alley Theatre, Utah Shakespeare, et al) and in Los Angeles where she has garnered multiple Ovation, LA Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, and BackStage Garlands awards and several nominations for her work. Ms. McIntyre’s numerous TV credits include Grey’s Anatomy, Cold Case, Watch Over Me (series regular), Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Judging Amy, X-Files, The Profiler, LA Law, et al. Film credits include Kurt Kuenne’s Shuffle (with TJ Thyne, Bones,) Heaven’s Rain (opp. Mike Vogel, The Help), On Holiday (opp. Harry Dean Stanton), First Daughter, Ring 2, Peter Berg’s Very Bad Things, and the hit short, George Lucas in Love, among others. She starred in the festival favorite short, Into The Unknown.