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Actor’s Tools. Key Tools for an Actor. Voice Used for speech Body Provides physicality Emotion Provides the mood. Voice. The voice uses words for the character to express thoughts The voice can convey: Tone Mood age. BREAK!!. Body.

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Key tools for an actor
Key Tools for an Actor

  • Voice

    • Used for speech

  • Body

    • Provides physicality

  • Emotion

    • Provides the mood


Voice
Voice

  • The voice uses words for the character to express thoughts

  • The voice can convey:

    • Tone

    • Mood

    • age



Body

  • The body uses movement for the character to express feelings/thoughts

  • The body can convey:

    • Body language

    • Feeling

    • Physicality

    • Age

    • mood



Emotion
Emotion

  • The emotions express how the character feels

  • The emotions can convey:

    • Mood

    • Character relationship/interaction

    • Tone of the play



Discuss
Discuss

  • Did the three tools overlap? How?

  • Can you have one tool without the other? Explain.

  • Which tool is the most valuable for you? Why?


Warming up and being safe
Warming up and being safe

  • It is important to always warm-up before any performance or rehearsal

  • This is to keep your safe and to take care of your actor’s tools

  • Your warm-up should consist of:

    • Vocal

    • Breath

    • Movement

    • energy


Vocal warm up
Vocal Warm-up!

  • Should consist of:

    • Tongue twisters

    • Yawns

    • Large sounds

    • Small sounds

    • Using your entire vocal range

  • Write your own tongue twister!

    • Write a tongue twister for our warm-up


Movement warm up
Movement Warm-up!

  • Should consist of:

    • Stretching

    • Isolating your body

    • Slow concentrated movement

  • Movement creation

    • Create a movement that uses your entire body to add to our warm-up


Breath warm up
Breath Warm-up!

  • Should consist of:

    • Using your diaphragm

    • Breathing in through your nose and out of your mouth

    • Deep, slow, even breaths

  • Relaxed state

    • Close your eyes and think of a calming location

    • Take 3 deep even breaths


Energy warm up
Energy Warm-up!

  • Should engage body and voice!

    • Consist movement

    • Consistent voice

  • Shakedown!


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