Sally Smythe

Actor - Director - Educator

Acting engages our creativity on many different levels. It demands that we bring forth our wealth of experience and deepest humanity and then offer ourselves up to the material and to one another. It implores us to play, to be in discovery, to be curious, to be vulnerable. Acting is a practice. When we engage in the practice we learn how to bring to the material untold riches. Acting is about connecting. It is about presence. In class we always begin by exploring our physical life. We start with relaxation and from there we take up our space. The Viewpoints and other creative movement increase our kinesthetic awareness and our ability to receive. The creative life can be ignited in a variety of ways but it is essential for the actor to be in community and recreate what it is to be human.

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