Jan 29, 2011

The season that's in it. Seo linn na héisteachtaí...

Cold Readings, Gus23: The Blog


English version following

Tá an chuid éisteachtaí ag tárlú faoi láthair cé nach gnách dó bheith um Nollaig, ach ní ag éagaoineadh atáim (:  
                    
Táim ag súil le dul i mbun oibre anois –b’fhearr liom riamh an obair ach táim ag teacht isteach ar na héisteachtaí.
                                                                                                         
Taitníonn Cold Readings liom sna héisteachtaí -nuair nach bhfeictear script roimh ré a chur ar bith. Ach is fearr liom cúpla nóiméad roimh reidh le sraith fhéachaint a thógáil ar an radharc le tuiscint a fháil ar céard atá ag tárlú.
                                                                                                         
An cúis is mó atá leis dar liomsa, ná nach rud go "dtógann tú i d’intinn" í an aisteoireacht, is níos mó mar ionspráid, nó freagra ar spreagadh í ; agus más ea go bhfuil orm an t-ábhar éisteachta a "chur le chéile" i m’intinn, gan aisteoirí eile nó lucht féachana mothaím agus airím go bhfuilim ag tarraingt sa treo mícheart go hiomlán. Ní cheapaim go bhfuil sé ina chabhair dom éisteacht maith a dhéanamh, nó mar léiriú ceart ar conas a mbeidh mé sa pháirt.
                                                                                                       
Tuigim go m’fhéidir gur rud faoi leith é a oireann domsa, ach bím ag ceapadh gur b'é an rud is mó a léiríonn na cinneál seo éisteachtaí ná scill aisteoirí línte a fhoghlaim, agus más fíor sin b’fhearr liom rud éigin eile a fhoghlaim de ghlan mheabhair agus ansin an éisteacht a dhéanamh. (0:
                                                                                                                  
Ar ndóigh más ea go bhfuil orm na rudaí seo a dhéanamh, déanaim agus sin sin, ag iarraidh teacht ar bealach níos fearr le tabhairt faoi gach uile uair. Ach uaireanta ritheann sé liom go bhfuilim ag cleachtadh ligint orm go bfhuilim ag imirt leadóige gan liathróid ar bith agus is é an scill atá agam ná bheith ag imirt leadóige le fíor liathróid.
                                                                                                          
Idir an dá linn táim 'théis athdhearadh a dhéanamh ar mo shuímh-ín beag idirlín. Bí cinnte súil a chaitheamh air. Agus más ea go bhfuil CV nó headshot uaibh ní gá ach é a lua liom.

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English

Quite unusual industry-wise (for the season that's in it) there has been a lot of auditions -which is super, you won't hear me complaining! All the same I am looking forward to getting my hands on a project; I've always preferred the work itself although I'm beginning to enjoy the audition process a little more too. 
                                                                                                         
I actually prefer cold readings in auditions, or even better when there is a few minutes to glance over the script beforehand, just to get the gist of it.                                                                        
                                                                                                                  
The reason being that on a personal level, acting doesn't come from an "intellectual place" but is closer to inspiration or a response. I don't find that working on a script alone without actors or an audience (especially when it comes to that first reading aloud of the script) is helpful for me doing a good audition.                                                                                                                                                                                 
In fact I think I do a much better audition (and it's much closer to the reality of me playing a role) when I have the script in my hand, even if I literally have two seconds to read it.
                                                                                                            
I am very aware that this may be a personal preference but sometimes I feel that the "homework" audition is simply a test of an actor's ability to learn lines (and granted learning lines is very important), but if this be the case I would much rather learn something else and do the audition as I described above. (0:
                                                                                                           
Of course when I do the more standard type of auditions where a scene is learnt and prepared at home, I simply get on with it aiming to improve my skills each time. Sometimes however, I feel that doing such auditions I'm learning to simulate playing with (an imaginary) tennis ball when the skills that I have and the skills needed to work are those required to play with a real tennis ball. ((:                                                                                
In the interim I have been doing a bit of work on my website - Please do take a look, and if you would like a CV or headshot sent to you just drop us an e-mail, it would be my pleasure.         
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