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Sunday 7/9/14

You can do the very best you can when you’re very, very relaxed, no matter what it is or what your job is, the more relaxed you are the better you are. That’s sort of why I got into acting. I realized the more fun I had, the better I did it. And I thought, that’s a job I could be proud of. It’s changed my life learning that, and it’s made me better at what I do.

Bill Murray on finding satisfaction with your career.

Monday 1/9/14

The big thing from yesterday’s workshop, I think, was about taking the scene at face value. A beginning improvisor will tend to project things onto the scene to give it weight, significance, plot. A more experienced improvisor will find those things in what has already been offered, drawing them out and amplifying them. This is important because it relieves us of the pressure to “come up with something good” and instead lets us relax into the scene, focus on our partner, embrace an outward-directed style, and present ourselves naturally.

Matt Powell writes about a body language/non-verbal workshop he ran. Really love the above paragraph and need to incorporate more of it in how I play.

Tuesday 5/8/14

Saturday 2/8/14

The Kids Who Beat Autism →

One time when B. pointed to the grapes in the fridge, L. took them out, plucked them off the stem and handed them to him — at which point he started screaming. He threw himself on the ground, flailing in misery. L. was baffled. He had clearly pointed to the grapes. What had she misunderstood? Why were his tantrums so frustratingly arbitrary?

Suddenly, B. pleaded: “Tree! Tree!” It hit her: He wanted the grapes still attached to the stem. He wanted to pull them off himself! “It was like, Oh, my god, how many times have I thought his tantrums were random, when they weren’t random at all?

Thursday 31/7/14

lessons from wrestling: trained and ready →

If you turn up to a show having skipped training, or with sloppy stage work or without having worked on your notes from last show, you are telling your fellow players and your audience that you aren’t taking this artform seriously, that you aren’t taking our experience playing with you or watching you seriously.

Friday 11/7/14

I do not want to be rude … I tore the anus that play. So the pain …

Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano describes his great save during his team’s World Cup semi-final game against the Netherlands. Argentina won the penalty shootout 4-2, which will see them play Germany in the World Cup Final this Monday.

Wednesday 2/7/14

The idea has to be executed in a way that’s organic so I’m not just doing weird crazy things

Nathan Fielder on playing dumb comedic ideas as realistic, smart business concepts. Love it.

Tuesday 1/7/14

Some of you may know of the famous interview [Pedro Martinez] did for Sports Illustrated For Kids, when they asked him if he had any secret ambitions and… his answer to Sports Illustrated For Kids was “I want to fuck Sandra Bullock.”

Nicholas Dawidoff talking all things Pedro Martinez on Hang Up and Listen.

Friday 13/6/14