In every scene, in every dialogue, all the actions that a character performs are, in reality, REACTIONS. The actor must identify one invisible, pure, instinctive inner reaction, sincere relationship something happened prima and that brings in, which expresses itself and is in conflict with avisible action, adaptation and compromise outside to something that is happening Now. Line by line, silence by silence, the mask takes shape from the compromise between heart and reason and adapts to the situation before him. The result of this compromise is the ACTION in the MASK. But the REACTION, comes before the action, is imperfect, it is the real breath that is seen in the eyes, which silently and secretly accompanies the needs of the heart.. Life goes on like this, continuously, it is not perfect, even the characters are not. Identify, therefore, that margin of imperfection, makes everything more human and closer to the viewer and allows you to tell stories about feelings, obstacles, conflicts, errors, misunderstandings, deceptions and lies, with sincerity and effectiveness without self-celebration and presumption. The actor has to bring all of this to life. And ask yourself, how in life, what I react to and how I react, not what should I do or how should I do it. Acting is not an aesthetic mode of expression, but a reactivation of one's ability to react.
From hero to actor is a guided experiential training course:
Three things the actor must do for his character: identify what he is reacting to - what he is not saying - knowing how to repeat over and over without repeating himself.
Psychology studies have compared the life of man to JOURNEY OF THE HERO within a story and the trials it faces to achieve its goal. Starting from the study of archetypes and myths, it is possible to identify constant and universal stages that characterize the natural evolution of every human being.
This study method proposes to retrace the path made by each one up to now, collect as many elements as possible to understand which masks and which blocks have developed and why. It is a targeted research path, not to resolve the traumas and blocks that you develop, but to analyze the mechanisms that forced us to defend ourselves and close ourselves so much, to the point of betraying ourselves and developing the right mask for this or that situation. For fear of being judged, we find ourselves having to tell and tell lies. We sell an image of us that does not coincide with what we are, but with what we would like to be, or even that others are used to seeing of us. We convince ourselves that we are and we block ourselves, we go on building patterns, habits, manias, and the structure we have acquired and we think is our strength becomes, in reality, our limit. And the further we get away from us, the harder it is to return. We are proud of how we reacted, but disappointed that we had to betray ourselves for fear of being judged. Our intimate self-esteem drops and, over time, we become the first to judge ourselves, putting our hands forward, to cushion the blow of others, to tell us that we are humble and to let others say: "but no, don't worry, that's fine". The more we grow, the more this insecurity fades, not because it resolves itself, but because our mask crystallizes inside and we become that, full time.