Fins the Conflict in the Story to Deliver a Better Performance
July 15, 2017 kidsactla 0
There is no question that the majority of people wish to avoid a state of conflict and drama. It can lead to fear, anxiety, as well as chaos. Conflict during an acting audition, however, is completely essential if you wish to impress your auditors and obtain the role. In order to have a good audition, it is necessary for an actor to find the conflict within a story and within a character.
The majority of persons and characters have internal conflicts between desires and feelings. There are also external conflicts that a person takes on with the environment, fate, God, and the world. Relational conflicts can also plague a person’s life. When an actor reads for an audition, he or she is only given the bare framework such as a story overview and the lines. Some form of conflict always exists in a story and personality. The actor has the responsibility of finding the conflict and demonstrating it’s effects in their audition reading.
There is no doubt that conflict is interesting. Instability in a character or story adds depth and movement. Once the desires and needs of a character have been discovered by the actor, obstacles are inevitable. Life is always this way. All obstacles in our lives must be manipulated or overcome until they cease being hurdles and become collaborators.
The script may very well not have all the answers you need in order to create great conflict and emotion. To strengthen your acting audition, you may need to create a character yourself, one that has conflicting desires and needs. In this way, you will be more likely to grab onto and hold the auditor’s attention and make the performance more real for the viewer. Far worse than creating the “wrong” conflict is delivering a performance without any emotion and depth. If you are able to flesh out a character in this way, your auditions are sure to be more successful.
Real conflict is rarely one-dimensional. The average character will have several different desires and feelings that are in constant struggle with each other. Using this to your advantage during an audition will make for an exciting reading. Creating a character’s personality is far more important than the lines that are being read.
Even though a scene may only contain your character, there is no doubt that other circumstances and persons have and continue to impact his or her life. Being able to bring these hidden elements to life is what will separate you from the other actors and make your audition a success. Another thing to remember about conflict. Conflict should always be slightly comedic. Comedy is present even when the conflict is dark and deep-rooted. Neglecting to add comedy will make the reading unwatchable. With both conflict and comedy combined, your reading is sure to be a success.
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