I think one thing that a lot of actors find challenging about training is that it can sometimes take a long time to even recognize what is getting in your way before you can reach a new level. I think that is why a lot of actors just run away from training. Part of the reason for this is that a lot of the things we are doing as actors are exactly the things that we are doing in our every day life, it just requires a much deeper connection to those things.
We, for instance, listen and speak all the time in our lives there is nothing new about that. As actors we need to reach a deeper connection to that so we are fully present in our conversations, fully present with our scene partner, and we are allowing ourselves to be affected by them.
Something that is really exciting as a voice teacher, is when I see a student making the connection between how the quality of their listening affects the quality of their voice. So if they are interested in speaking with a voice of truth, of presence, of freedom, then they have to be listening from a place of truth and presence and freedom.
To learn more about the voice and speech classes at the Maggie Flanigan Studio, visit the studio website or call the studio directly at (917) 789-1599.
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