Penny Templeton’s Book, ACTING LIONS, offers acting exercises she has created to help actors advance in their craft. Sometimes just reading how to do something isn’t enough , so we created visual “How To” to enhance the experience of the book.
Finding the Rhythm, Impulses & Energy of a Scene
THE PILLOW THROW
THE TAP DANCE
THE ACTING BARRE
Penny wants the acting community to be able to understand and do her core exercise: THE ACTING BARRE. This unique exercise works all of the muscles of the Acting Technique: Emotions, Creativity, Improvisation, Technique and Structure [Actions, Tactics, Driving Question/Objective], Creating a character and releasing into the moment through your technique. In the first 3 videos you will watch as Penny takes an actor through all of the steps of the Acting Barre. In the 4th video you will watch an actress bring a moment in time to life as she goes through the entire Acting Barre exercise.
PART 1 : I’m So Pissed – I Wish I Could
PART 2 : Recreate – Character Interview
PART 3 : Rhythm and Lift-Off
PART 4 : The Complete Acting Barre
THE 10-1 ROUND
THE 10 SECOND PREP
STRUCTURE and BREAKING DOWN a SCRIPT
Breaking Down and Structuring a scene can be confusing to the new actor. Here you can watch a short scene that has been structured in two different ways. While looking at the two different structures found on Pages 97 & 98 of the book. Note the choices of the actor playing BROWN (the attorney) In the first take his core is respect and the actions and tactics match his core. In the second take his core is power. See how the change in his core affects the actions and tactics and the playing of the scene.