The Spirit of Creation

THE SPIRIT OF CREATION: DISCIPLINE AND ATTITUDE IN THE WORK copyright © 2006 By: Marjo-Riikka Makela This project report consists of a discussion about the benefits that an actor derives from the spiritual and disciplined approaches to their craft. The close integration of conscience in lifestyle and stage practices supports creativity and frees us from […]

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Choose What Compliments Your Purpose

“It must be so nice to be able to do what you love for a living.” I have heard that a lot recently. Yes it is. Though “nice” cannot carry the weight or the size of what it means to do what you LOVE for a living. It is not only nice. It is not […]

Back Stage Actor’s Craft Article

THE CRAFT Michael Chekhov’s Technique Facilitates the Search for Inspired Acting By Marjo-Riikka MakelaNOVEMBER 1, 2011 In our fast-moving film, television, and theater industry, we actors are continually asked for “quick results.” We must be emotionally available, learn our lines rapidly, and fill our characters with the objectives and desires of a multilayered human being—all […]

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