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Table Of Contents

Introduction
“Awakening”
My Journey
So, What Is Acting, Really?
The Workbook
Acting Practice
Acting Practice Rules
Contract
Acting Is Healing
Let’s Start at the Very Beginning . .
Don’t Show Off, Show Up!
That’s It! I Quit!
Canvas State
Scene Observation
“Off-Hollywood”
Panning for Gold
Tasks
Week 1: Check-in
Imagination
Willingness
Isolation
Accidents/Synchronicity/“Lights, Camera, Action”
Week 2: Check-in
Toxic Block Syndrome
Suddenly, Become Too Busy
De Fence
What Are My Odds?
Learn from the Greats
Week 3: Check-in
The Hunger
Snakes “Hissing” in Your Garden
Patience and Waiting
Pop Quiz
Do One Thing Each Day for Your Actor
“I Want” Monologue
Week 4: Check-in
The Script
Scene Exploration
Five Important Questions
Annie Hall—An Exercise
Putting “Actions” to Work in Your Scene Work
I Want
Assuming the Role
Character Study
Commitment to Character
Where Does the Character Live?
Observations
Audition Blues
Week 5: Check-in
“Money Makes the World Go Round!”
Danger!
Walking It Out
The Rejection Factor
Entrances
Character Soundtrack
Creating the Right Costume
Stop Dragging Your Feet
Week 6: Check-in
Acting Is “Action!”
Building the House
“Properties” of Acting
Scene from “I Remembers . . .”
Week 7: Check-in
Save the Drama for the Stage!
Auditions Are Not Crisis!
Quick Fix
I Booked It!
Some Roles I’ve Booked
Week 8: Check-in
Where Is My Career?
Attention! Target Shoppers! Creating Your Package
“Attention: Casting! You!”
Week 9: Check-in
Public and Private Self
Don’t Engage
Battle vs. Game
Week 10: Check-in
Natural Talent vs. Trained Talent
Using the Day Gig Blues
When to Stop Paying Dues
Reviews and Agents
Week 11: Check-in
Trust the “Process”
The Eye of the Tiger
Flipping the Switch (I See Dead People!)
Week 12: Check-in
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Awakening The Actor Within

Awakening The Actor Within

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"Awakening The Actor Within" is a 12-week workbook aimed at helping actors recover and discover their highest goals and ambitions. It resulted from over 15 years of acting, writing and teaching. It focuses on the subject of healing from acting "blocks" and getting the courage to act again after being discouraged or disappointed. It aims to free an actors creativity and build a healthy foundation. A spiritual workbook that initiates creative expansion and growth for actors. Teaches a simple, friendly, non-critical approach called “Acting Practice”. Teaches actors to form healthy acting habits and rebuild confidence. Guides actors through a series of weekly exercises that empowers them with practical tools to overcome their "blocks" (fear, anger, self-loathing, jealousy, sabotage, and money).“C. Stephen Foster's 'Awakening the Actor Within' is both a revelation of the actor's art and a celebration of the artistic life. This is not merely a book of procedures but, rather, a serious, informed, and delightfully engaging exploration of the inner geography that shapes every awakened actor." Scott Wilkerson, Professor of Creative Writing at Columbus State University and author of "Threading Stone"
"Awakening The Actor Within" is a 12-week workbook aimed at helping actors recover and discover their highest goals and ambitions. It resulted from over 15 years of acting, writing and teaching. It focuses on the subject of healing from acting "blocks" and getting the courage to act again after being discouraged or disappointed. It aims to free an actors creativity and build a healthy foundation. A spiritual workbook that initiates creative expansion and growth for actors. Teaches a simple, friendly, non-critical approach called “Acting Practice”. Teaches actors to form healthy acting habits and rebuild confidence. Guides actors through a series of weekly exercises that empowers them with practical tools to overcome their "blocks" (fear, anger, self-loathing, jealousy, sabotage, and money).“C. Stephen Foster's 'Awakening the Actor Within' is both a revelation of the actor's art and a celebration of the artistic life. This is not merely a book of procedures but, rather, a serious, informed, and delightfully engaging exploration of the inner geography that shapes every awakened actor." Scott Wilkerson, Professor of Creative Writing at Columbus State University and author of "Threading Stone"

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