The Strasberg Method
October 15 @ 7:00 pm - November 12 @ 9:30 pm¥25000
Jim O’Connor brings method acting to Tokyo
Become a method actor and train with New York City’s Jim O’Connor here in Tokyo at The English Language Film School Japan where you’ll follow Lee Strasberg’s curriculum delivered in an ongoing progression of exercises over a 5 week period.
Unlock your private world of emotions to create inspiration on cue. Transform fear and self doubt into decisive action and finally live truthfully under imaginary circumstances.
Lee Strasberg designed a series of exercises to train the actor’s senses thereby giving the artist private access to their lifetime of experiences through sense memory. Beginning with the “cup” exercise and expanding into your treasure chest of emotions, you will develop a catalog of past events which catapult you to meet the emotional demands of the play. Learn the skills to find these rich experiences and bring your characters to life.
Pretend, make believe, imagination and the magic “as if” play an enormous role in the actor’s work. They are necessary. However when these tools are insufficient, affective memory recalled sensorially through taste, touch, smell, sight and sound, the backbone of Method acting, will deliver each and every time. The five senses cannot be denied. They are intense. They are real and so are every one of the characters you will ever portray.
About Jim O’Connor
Jim O’Connor received his bachelor of fine arts degree in acting from the University of Rhode Island, USA, where he studied the Meisner method. After working in regional theater under the guidance of Tony award winning Director, Adrian Hall, Jim relocated to New York City where his career shifted to daytime soap operas, episodic television and Emmy award winning national network commercials. Thereafter, Jim explored the growing trend as a television host with his own shows on the USA network amongst others. Throughout his pursuits, Jim steadily trained with Gary Swanson, a first generation acting pupil of Lee Strasberg and lifetime member of The Actor’s Studio. Jim enjoys teaching the knowledge he has been fortunate enough to obtain and now looks forward to sharing the same with Tokyo performing artists.