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Rehearsing in the Zone: A Practical Guide to Rehearsing without a Director

Author(s): Maria Cominis Glaudini

Edition: 2

Copyright: 2017

Pages: 112

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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.

 

 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

INTRODUCTION

PART I: PROCESS

CHAPTER 1 FOUNDATION & TERMS
Training
A Brief History of Modern Acting
American Training Inspired by Stanislavski
The Physical World of Acting
Key Terms

CHAPTER 2 PRE-REHEARSAL PREP
The Rules & Agreements
Pre-Rehearsal Meeting
Rehearsal Agreement
Rehearsal Log
To Rehearse or Not to Rehearse...
Choosing Material
Reading the Play

CHAPTER 3 THE REHEARSAL ROAD MAP
The Road Map
The Zone
Intangible Tools
Rehearsing bit by bit, beat by beat
Zone 1 Meaning
Obstacles
Action
First Read of the Play
Exercise 1
Zone 1 Rehearsal Goals
Preparation between Rehearsals
Relationship Exploration
Zone 2 Relationship to Place and Partner
Second Reading of the Play
Exercise 2
Zone 3 Inviting Character
Third Reading from the Character’s Point of View
Exercise 3 Ponder the play as the person
Character Narrative
Questions that Build Character
Walk and Talk
Application of the Zone
Zone Flow Chart
Fear

CHAPTER 4 PRACTICE
Open Scenes for Practice
Setting the Set
Workshop and Feedback
Need To Speak/Memorization
Guided Discussion
Relationship Exercises
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
Improvisation
Shove/Hug Exercise
Troubleshooting
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
Nudity
Fight Scenes
Sobriety
Auditions
Performance Protocol

REHEARSING IN THE ZONE

CHAPTER 7 PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
Building a Team
Teacher/Coach
Casting Director
Agents & Associates
Managers
Producers/Writers
The Director
The Actor

CHAPTER 8 PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Interviews:
Mark Ramont
Brian Dykstra
Brian George
Skyler Zurn
Mariko Ballentine
Brian KiteSvetlana Efremova

CHAPTER 9 AFTERWORD

BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Maria Cominis Glaudini

Maria has been a teaching artist for over twenty-five years.  A Professor in Acting at California State University Fullerton in The Department of Theatre & Dance, Maria studied and taught under Uta Hagen’s tutelage at HB Studio, NYC. She has also taught at AMDA, NYC, USC School of Cinema and Television and other southern California universities. As a teaching artist, she continues to do theatre and television, write and direct. You might recognize her from her recurring role, Mona Clarke on ABC’s Desperate Housewives and Allie’s Mom on FOX’s New Girl.

For more current information visit; https://MariaCominis.com

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

 

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