In this installment of his video blog on ensemble theatre, Jordan Rosin shares an excerpt from Joseph Chaikin's book, "The Presence of the Actor." He presents a theory about how Joe Chaikin's writings on the subject of character might suggest a way of developing ensemble among a company of actors.
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References in this video:
The Presence of the Actor, by Joseph Chaikin (Click here to find it on Amazon.com)
Jordan Rosin is producing two plays which open this month!
- Baldy at FringeNYC, August 15 - 25 (For tickets, visit www.fringenyc.org or call 866-468-7619)
- Butoh Electra at The Irondale Center, August 29 - September 8 (For tickets, visit www.irondale.org or call 866-811-4111)
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- How has your company or companies whose work you've seen historically dealt with seeming contradictions between the requirements of a play or project and the demographics of the company's members?
- Are there questions other than "how to represent character" that might be more influential in the evolution of an ensemble theatre company?
- What are the implications of Chaikin's theories for business leaders and others not working in theatre?