Actors bring to life ideas and characters in plays, film, and television. Inherent in these acting skills are good stage and screen presence. Actors must successfully create connections between the characters and their audience through expressions, behaviors, and movement. They must be creative enough to interpret the characters’ feelings and motivations. Their portrayal of a character must be so realistic that it resonates with the audiences.
Good reading and memorization skills
Reading skills help actors understand the characters as the writer intends. Memorization skills are required to learn lines from scripts. Scripts may be revised or written just before filming and actors must be able to remember them in a limited amount of time. Actors must also be able to project their voices and recite lines audibly while pronouncing the words. They want to ensure their audience understands them.
Physical and mental discipline
The acting business is highly competitive and actors may audition for numerous roles before being successful. It is their persistence that enables them to accept rejection and continue auditioning until they get a job. This not only shows dedication but also helps them develop the much-needed confidence to be a successful actor.
Actors usually work long hours and may do several performances a day. Therefore, physical stamina and energy emerge as important qualities to accomplish such tasks without exhaustion.
Acting requires many years of practice to develop and enhance the necessary skills for success. It is one of those careers with ongoing training. As an actor, you want to be marketable with new skills and to increase your awareness of current practices. Therefore, you have to keep training.
At The Playground, we can train you. We can help you specialize in the art form through our comprehensive classes taught by professionals in the industry. Give us a call to learn more.