1—You cannot act if your instrument is tense, resists or does not let behavior in fully(both external and internal stimulus).
2—Being clear about who you are as the character, where you are physically, what’s at stake in the scene, what you’re fighting for and in what circumstances you’re in are essential to good, organic acting performance.
3—Actors, unlike many other artists, never deliver a finished product. The work of the actor has to remain spontaneous, free and organic. Actors never carry their rehearsal onto the stage. All that matters on stage or in front of the camera is what goes on “at the moment” in terms of behavior and actions received or sent. This represents one of the most commonly misunderstood concepts in the craft and a source of recurring tension and dissatisfaction among performers. Acting is letting go.
4—Acting (while performing) is not directing oneself, editing, thinking, pretending or emoting. It is simply losing oneself in what’s going on on stage in the pursuit of a tangible objective. The truth and joy of acting is in the doing of it-that’s where true freedom dwells.
5—The “moment” comes from watching with awareness, accuracy and a strong point of view everything that happens on stage. The actor must bring the “moment” into focus and give it first place, always. Act from what you see in the moment rather than acting from what you think is supposed to happen or worse, from what you’ve rehearsed. Rehearsal is an exploration which aims at stimulating the creative subconscious, not a tedious repetition of predetermined actions and stagings which blocks imagination. From that stand point, good acting is a risk because it is never predetermined or planned.
6—There is no power, freedom or fun when actors watch themselves act or manipulate how they’re going to do things on stage. Freedom is in the execution of the action and in the full commitment to it, not in how we perform the action. By sending clear actions to their partner(s) actors trust that they will get a response back. “Send daringly and see what you get back”: do not concern yourself with or plan what you might get back.
7—Spend time studying outside of class time. Read plays or scripts, rehearse scenes and monologues, see movies and plays. Practice the tools and techniques delivered in class on a daily basis. If you are at the point of committing to your acting career full-time, do something constructive about it every day. Take responsibility for being an actor and an artist.