The Bare Character Studies; a series of videos exploring the Bare Character approach beyond the the theatrical language, are perfect examples of what I consider to be very valuable work that could only be shared on a laboratory platform like the one I’m proposing with this website.
Even though the actors participating in the project were aware, from the start, that this was meant to be an experiment and, that the final video was to be just a recording of where they stood after the training and - not a demo reel or promotional video - the end results weren’t exactly what we were expecting so, mostly in consideration for these actors who, no doubt would have been judge by the video and not by their hard work and great spirit of experimentation, I shelved these videos and never shared my findings with anyone until now.
I will be revisiting my notes and sharing with you some of what we discovered about the connection between an actor’s instinctual impulses and his rational approach to acting. I will be reopening this project online for discussion and possibly, further experimentation.
TO BE CONTINUED