CHARACTERS IN CRISIS
The awareness, clarity, and connectedness of the actor’s mind, heart, and body are essential in bringing a fictional character to a complex, spontaneous, and compelling life. As actors, we examine the human heart and human behavior from our personal perspectives, which always includes personal experiences and our imagination. They can’t be separated. Personalization leads the actor to more fully understand concepts/tools, ‘transference’ (‘substitution’), and when and how to use this tool of ‘transference’ effectively.