When I first read Keith Johnstone’s notion of the “status transaction,” I knew I had stumbled on the fundamental hidden truth of all real-life relationships: that every real-life interaction between people is loaded with subtle attempts to position oneself above or below the other. I also believe that this subtle, unobserved chemistry between people is a large part of what separates mundane, mediocre acting from excellent acting. So, now that we have become conscious of a fundamental and interesting truth about human interaction, how does that figure into our acting or storytelling technique? How can we make this useful to us?
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April 26, 2010 4 comments