I haven’t said this here before, but I’ve been taking acting classes for more than a year at Studio Theatre. The last time I really wrote at length about my acting ambitions was when I did the twisted fairytale in Ulsan. That had been so much fun, it was a natural progression to dig deeper, sign up for an acting class, and discover what this acting thing really was.
What I thought was acting, from the little bits I did in Korea, was more akin to finger painting and stick figures. Taking classes and learning all this technique has allowed me to refine my work to be more realistic, a sharper aping of real life.
(I attempt to take my acting from the metaphorical equivalent of nonsensical toddler gashes to the masterful strokes of Vincent Van Gogh.)
Perhaps the biggest surprise of South Korea is that I have somehow become an actress, if a scene from Titus Andronicus and a twisted Brothers Grimm retelling constitute a resume. It’s been a blast and I hope this is just the beginning. Here’s to more acting opportunities back in the United States!
(Photo credit: Suvasha)
I’ve been itching to do some improv since taking a class back in Seattle. Sadly, improv isn’t very widespread in Korea. It was hard even to find foreigners who would be down to do some. I did, however, find the closest thing I could and joined up with a local theater group. Recently, we participated in the Busan International Shakespeare Festival. Continue reading