‘Authenticity’ Acting Tips From Michelle Danner

By December 11, 2017August 6th, 2020News

If you’re looking to pursue a career in acting, then you might be interested in finding the best drama classes Manchester has to offer to hone your craft. Just putting yourself in the thick of it with passionate peers and teachers can help you pick up a few new acting tricks.

When it comes to acting classes, Michelle Danner knows her stuff. Her acting classes are considered some of the best in Los Angeles, and UK website The Stage spoke to her to get her best advice for presenting yourself with ‘authenticity’ in an audition.

Her first tip is to try as best you can to remove any pressure you feel surrounding the audition.  Of course, the ultimate goal is to get the job at the end, but if you don’t, it’s not a complete waste of time. You might just not be right for it, but it can be chalked up to experience and you may be remembered for other roles and jobs. Try to make a connection with each and every person you come into contact with throughout the audition process.

To help yourself feel as relaxed and engaged as possible, concentrate on your breathing by taking calm regular breaths. Don’t try too hard or feel like you have to give off a really energetic vibe in your audition. Just be yourself and feel confident to completely embrace whatever energy and feeling you have at that time. If you can find something that really does excite and motivate you about the reading and channel that, this will seem most authentic.

Let your emotions come out by using your own life experiences and memories, putting these into the performance. You might have to dig up feeling you a difficult time, but that is what genuine acting is all about. Allow your emotion to surface and trust in yourself to put across an authentic performance.