Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Director John Heckel shows how it's done.
photo: Delayne Medoff Posted by Picasa


At 11:01 AM, Anonymous Joshua Stanfield Switzer said...

Working with John Heckel requires an intellectual journey through his theatrical vision and his deep personal philosophy about the material. The rewards for an actor are embedded in the process of demystifying and de-alienating the audience from the experience of the performance. It also demands wonderfully of the actor to strip away years of "acting" training. At one point, I called his process "the scraping away of many layers of paint over the glass window of my expression." Those of us with a lot of experience found that the hard work paid off...eventually. What has proved especially rewarding, is that the de-alienation of audience enhances the actor's expression as much as the audience's appreciation. I can't wait to be before an audience and share our discoveries.
-Joshua (The Cook)


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