In the world of acting, you are constantly yelled at to be creative and to follow your impulses. Your impulses are small, fast trains that drive you towards fulfillment in an acting scene. If you don’t ride the train, then you’ll fail. Where did this acting approach stem from?
In the world of theatre and film, an actor must generally audition for a casting director, a director and, sometimes, an actor who has been cast already. Michael Shurtleff was an incredible and notable casting director during the 60’s and 70’s, and auditioned brilliant artists such as Dustin Hoffman and Barbra Streisand.
The Stella Adler Studio of Acting—founded by teacher, actress, and director, Stella Adler, in 1949—is highly prestigious with campuses in New York and Los Angeles and known as the home of the greatest actors.
Acting is a simple word used frequently in our society. When the average person hears the word, she automatically associates it to either 1. doing something or 2. what Meryl Streep does in all of her films. When I hear the word, I instantly associate it to what I do for a living.