Containing the core of our work, the first half of each Acting technique class is devoted to a sequence of concentration exercises to develop actors’ relaxation and effective memory: both sensory and emotional. The sense memory exercises utilize imaginary objects that most people deal with every day, so that actors can begin to create a simple reality for themselves. The second half of the class consists of scene and monologue work, during which time students apply what they have learned in their exercises to their roles. Improvisation is used to help create actual experience.
For more discussion about Lee Strasberg’s Method Acting, check out the Methodology blog and speak with Creative Director David Lee Strasberg.