Rehearsals can be challenging without a director. Students are required to rehearse independently with their scene partner but often not taught the tools of how to rehearse.
Without a leader, actors often don’t know what to accomplish in rehearsal and end up accomplishing nothing or at best telling each other what to do.
Maria Cominis Glaudini’s Rehearsing In The Zone is the actor’s road map to independent rehearsal. Each Zone provides tool to prepare for rehearsal and goals to achieve in rehearsal. Partners will learn how to respectfully allow each other to explore their choices without judgment or contradiction and work collaboratively through specificity and concentration. Prepare, practice and take ownership of your work.
- Discover pre-rehearsal preparation tools.
- Use time efficiently and establish a work ethic
- Apply technique (any acting technique)
- Gain confidence with a strong point of view
- Eliminate actor conflicts
- Implement strong character-driven choices from the beginning
- Find rehearsal an exciting and creative place to discover
Also, teachers will:
- Find students more prepared
- Raise the level of the class
- Reduce potential student conflicts
- Eliminate resistance
This edition will provide an online companion which will demonstrate Zone work and help students visualize how to approach the various Zone rehearsals in process.
Rehearsing in the Zone 1st edition was reviewed in 2015 in Methods Journal.
PART I: PROCESS
CHAPTER 1 FOUNDATION & TERMS
A Brief History of Modern Acting
American Training Inspired by Stanislavski
The Physical World of Acting
CHAPTER 2 PRE-REHEARSAL PREP
The Rules & Agreements
To Rehearse or Not to Rehearse...
Reading the Play
CHAPTER 3 THE REHEARSAL ROAD MAP
The Road Map
Rehearsing bit by bit, beat by beat
Zone 1 Meaning
First Read of the Play
Zone 1 Rehearsal Goals
Preparation between Rehearsals
Zone 2 Relationship to Place and Partner
Second Reading of the Play
Zone 3 Inviting Character
Third Reading from the Character’s Point of View
Exercise 3 Ponder the play as the person
Questions that Build Character
Walk and Talk
Application of the Zone
Zone Flow Chart
CHAPTER 4 PRACTICE
Open Scenes for Practice
Setting the Set
Workshop and Feedback
Need To Speak/Memorization
Work of Art
There was a Man/There was a Woman Exercise
The Moment Before
The Objective Worksheet
Action & Archetypal Gesture
There is no Life
Where’s the Heat?
Awaken your Centers
One Fry at a Time
What Am I Looking For?
CHAPTER 5 FROM ZONE TO PERFORMANCE
Opening Night & Beyond, Rejection
PART II: THE PROFESSION
CHAPTER 6 PROFESSIONAL PROTOCOL
REHEARSING IN THE ZONE
CHAPTER 7 PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Building a Team
Agents & Associates
CHAPTER 8 PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Brian KiteSvetlana Efremova
CHAPTER 9 AFTERWORD
Rehearsing in the Zone: A Practical Guide to Rehearsing without a Director is an easy-to-read concise and well-worded guide to understanding how to build a character. It is also a guide to professional comportment as a actor - knowing that is important for acting students to know for whatever job they choose.
Marnie Andrews - State University of New York at Albany
Rehearsing in the Zone is a brilliant guide. Actors get more accomplished in a 20 minute rehearsal using this technique than I have ever seen. It explores the core concepts of text analysis and turns them into action in the rehearsal.
Christopher Shaw, Assistant Professor of Theatre Practice in Acting and Directing at USC School of Dramatic Arts
Rehearsing in the Zone is an essential tome for any actor or acting teacher wishing to instill in their craft the highest rehearsal standards.
Hugh O’Gorman, Professor and Head of Performance at California State University Long Beach