The Independent Actor

The Independent Actor

The Independent Actor

By Peter Frisch on Aug 22, 2018 at 10:41 PM in Acting Tidbits

Sounds good, eh? But what does that mean? Who is an independent actor?

  1. The actor who is “director-proof,” not dependent upon outside feedback
  2. The actor who is not stuck in propensities, limitations or habit patterns
  3. The actor who possesses a thorough knowledge of the tools of the trade
  4. The actor who makes insightful choices and insists on following through
  5. The actor who knows how to prepare organically implement those choices
  6. The actor who knows how to translate general direction into specific craft
  7. The actor who trusts impulses and follows them moment-to-moment
  8. The actor who understands all media, and adjusts behavior accordingly
  9. The actor who thinks like an artist - not prone to obligation or imitation
  10. Are you an independent actor?

Testimonials

"An exceptional man of the theatre. The range of his work is enviable and those with whom he has worked and his achievements speak for themselves. He has demonstrated the highest qualities of direction and producing . He has won the respect of my students for whom the collaboration he led was an unmitigated triumph. He shows the key quality of a modern teacher and artist: the capacity to understand the needs of others, motivate and inspire them and bring a team, working in harmony and to the highest standards, to fruitful and acclaimed success."
Ian Brown, Dean of the Faculty of Arts
Queen Margaret University, Scotland