This is a class about the actor’s art. The velocities of appearance. As in the speed of light. About the terms of engagement with the public. About the difference between being and the deliberateness of action and performance. About the triangulations between your intention, your body, a surrender to public scrutiny, and how that transforms you into a living work of art.
It’s about discipline, control, and the cyclical release of that control and coming back to it in different rhythms and astonishing yourself in that discovery. It’s about saying to the audience, relentlessly, “Now, I do this. – To show you this”. A communion of reciprocity with the public’s perception and experience. A measure taken at every moment with them and with yourself. To show them what the essential meaning of the art can be.
This is not the “craft”. (A word also attributed to witchcraft and casting spells, or building a table or chair). It is the art of acting. To become that work of art, so th...
Carlo Altomare talks about his life in the theatre. His theoretical and practical artistic views about theatre and acting. The relationship between the body, technology, and the theatre, and "creative public assembly" as the most useful and meaningful goals of the art of theatre. He also explains the essential substance of his experience working with The Living Theatre, and with his company, the Alchemical Theatre, from 30 years of experience. The interview begins with him answering a question about the body, desire, and his past experience with addiction, and then segues into his ideas and experiences about the theatre, its history, its place in human potential, his vision of the future of the art, and it's role in the transformation of culture and society. The interview took place in Eugene OR in 1997.