Training | Juilliard Drama 50: The Readiness is All

Training | Juilliard Drama 50: The Readiness is All


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[gentle upbeat music] –It’s taken a couple of years, but I
realize the technique that they teach is you. –And that’s really the…the
nature of what it means to have an education here. It’s that you are putting
together your own technique. –They don’t just teach the subject. they teach the
student. And…and they don’t just train for the glory of Juilliard, they
train for the fulfillment of that…that artist. –The Juilliard training taught me
creative process, quality learning, and integrity of what you do. –I think for me, one of the biggest
things that I took away from school was this idea that
Richard Feldman really instilled in us about….about there was no right or
wrong choice, and there was no–you shouldn’t be searching for end result. It
was about the process. –That you are enough. That’s something that is
continuously spinning throughout each year that I get to have the privilege of
working is that I am enough, and just the uniqueness of
who I am that started here. –Being present. It’s about being committed. It’s about making strong decisions, and following
them through, and then when they’re not working you chuck them and
find something else. –It’s the utility belt. It’s those things,
little technical things, that you can just go, “Alright, if I can clue into this
then the rest of the stuff might start flowing better.” –The Directing Program at
Juilliard was a dream program. –Those people like Edith and Tim and Robert, you know,
I use…I still use their tongue twisters, I still use their vocal
exercises, I still use their warmups every day. –The Alexander Technique and the sort of training tools…I mean vocally, physically,
mentally. The things that we learn here helped me to not only create the role, to
do the artistic creation of, you know, what I…what I feel like my artistic
calling is, but the very simple maintenance. How do you do something
eight times a week potentially for many years? –Because of all of the voice
training that we got, which was a great deal of voice training. Oh my god, like
you go, “Oh yeah, I’ve had all the voice training.” “No, we’re gonna give you some
more.” You’re like, “Can we do some acting training now?” They said, “Just after we do
a little more voice.” That’s how much a voice…it was a voice school. –I do more films now,
and they’re all like 12, 14, 16 hour days, and everyone else is like
dropping like flies, and I just feel like kind of a superhero, because I’m like, “You
haven’t done, like, Becky Guy’s class at 5pm on a Thursday when all hope is lost
within yourself.” –The combination of, like, support and rigor that you have being… being in the room, it really just brings out so much creatively. –Ultimately, structure and technique will make you free. –At the end of the day you realize
that a lot of the structure that was based in “honor the craft, learn the craft.”
You’re a part of something that’s greater than just your opinion of it so
learn that you have this instrument. –It was about finding the way to integrate
it and live it and be it. And that was the beginning. ♫ ♫ ♫
[gentle upbeat music]

6 thoughts on “Training | Juilliard Drama 50: The Readiness is All”

  1. YES YES YES ANY DRAMA VIDEO GETS ME SO EXCITED I WISH I KNEW HOW TO CONTACT THE SCHOOL OR A DRAMA STUDENT SO I COULD GET MORE INVOLVED UGH MY DREAM SCHOOL

  2. Such a good video I had no idea that so many of my favorite actor's went to Juliard. Another reason to love this school even more#

  3. Such a great video! I had no idea that so many of my favorite actor's went to Juliard. Just another reason to love this amazing school!

  4. Thank you so much for these videos, there amazing and helps me(and others) get a better understanding of what Juilliard offers 😀

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