Training for all ages and experience levels
That means YOU!
Darius A. Journigan
Heightened Sense of Self Awareness
Expanding the Self (mind/ body/ voice)
Text Analysis/ Scene Study
Creating Multi-Dimensional Characters
Building Character Relationships
Fighting for an Objective
Audition and Performance Technique
Actors are to seek truth in everything that we do. That begins with the actor. From tearing apart the text to finding the physical and vocal tendencies of character, I work with my actors to the bitter end. I utilize tools from Alexander, Meisner, Hagen, Chekhov, Williamson, Laban, and other approaches to make sure the actor can both connect to and deliver the text in a way that is honest and free while being fully immersed in the world of the play/film/show.
I begin by having the student read the text aloud to me. If needed, I will help the actor maneuver the territory of character-specific speech with a focus on clarifying speech sounds. We then have a discussion about the world of the play/film/show to get on the same page. What follows depends on the actor and their needs. We can explore anything from imagination strengthening to Laban's 8 efforts and prep for upcoming auditions/ jobs. We'll incorporate exercises and ideas that will assist the actor in both behaving truthfully and creating multi-dimensional characters. I aim to equip the actor with skills that (with practice) will heighten their awareness of self, stretch the limits of their body and voice, expand the barriers of their imagination, increase confidence, and fine-tune their audition/performance technique.
Once you have me as your coach, I am available daily to answer any questions that arise throughout the course of our time working together. If I don't know the answer to something, we'll go on a journey to figure it out together. That way both student and teacher are ever-growing... ever-expanding. Growth is the goal, so I am constantly reading, practicing, training, auditioning, directing, teaching, and performing. I work on my craft daily and encourage every artist to do the same.