The Physical Imagination: Trusting the Sensations of the Body

A physical actor's perspective, I hope you watch for my book.  Publication expected mid summer, 2016.  Here are some ideas that will be considered in terms of what my life in physical theatre and mime has taught me:

  • there is never enough time, but there is time enough
  • it takes courage to act
  • a performance is not the endgame; it is simply a source of new data that informs next steps
  • acting is not make believe, but it is believing with the physical imagination, that is, experiencing and responding to sensations in role
  • presence is experiencing sensations - the attending to and expressing of physical information imagined in the body of the actor
  • one cannot believe in what one knows to be false, but one can believe in the sensations of the body; all sensations, imagined or not, art true
  • stillness magnifies vision, focus and action - stillness is action
  • your work is your craft; craft is your life; your life is your work
  • attend, attend, attend - to everything
  • energy is material; it is real; you are energy; energy constantly transforms; you are ever transforming; play the transformations
  • personal energy changes, impacts, creates, and alters the atmosphere of relationship
  • you cannot control what the audience or your fellow actors bring to a performance, but you can authentically respond
  • Watch for more in subsequent posts!  Oh, and follow me on Twitter@TMimeTheatre, on FaceBook @ The Physical Imagination and rwamer.  My website, under revision is WamerMime.