Does traditional acting school kill creativity?

March 30, 2020

This is one of my favorite topics,

 

I think it's an important discussion to have because I connect with SO MANY actors who have taken class after class, had an endless list of mentors, methods and techniques AND THEY STILL FEEL BLOCKED.  In some cases, even MORE disconnected than before they started training...

 

What is the point of spending so much time and money on your training if you're not moving forward in your career or feeling more free when you act? 

 

So, do traditional acting schools actually hurt your creativity?

 

I can tell you right now that my opinion on this is a big YES!

 

When you watch my free training, you’ll discover that...

 

  1. Traditional acting school is based around having a strategy or formula to apply, and if you follow all the steps to the letter, then you'll be a good actor and book all the time. So, there is a "right way" to act, and a wrong way to act built into this system.

 

Creativity is about impulses. It may come to you in a unique or inappropriate way, and in order to experience it, you need to be ready to explore the uncommon or strange choice, ones that may even seem "incorrect".  


These two ideas are diametrically opposed; they will always clash with one another. They’re never going to work together to help you create the results you want - a free, instinctive instrument when you act.
 

  1. In my opinion, there is NO RIGHT WAY to create art. There is no formula to act, sing, paint, etc. in a creative way, in a way that is both fulfilling for you and has value for the audience. Which is why traditional acting schools are not the answer.
     

  2. If you want to begin to feel free as an actor, it's not about taking the next acting class or studying the next method. It is time to explore and nurture who YOU are inside your instrument - your authenticity, your freedom, your truth. This is where your uniqueness lies, and it's what makes an impact on casting and on an audience.

 

Watch my training below to hear all my thoughts on this topic. 

 

 

Then after you watch the training, let’s dive in deeper and explore what your freedom looks like. Join me in our private Facebook Group and get access to our community of more than a THOUSAND like-minded actors across the globe. 

 

If you’re not already a member, be sure to request to join ASAP. 

 

See you there!

Jo Kelly

Creator, The Reset Journey From Resistance to Freedom

 

P.S. Whenever you’re ready, here are two ways I can help you:

 

  1. Join my free Facebook Group, THE INSTINCTIVE ACTORS’ SOCIETY, exclusively for actors who are ready to go from good to great and become undeniable.

    REQUEST TO JOIN: facebook.com/groups/instinctiveactorssociety

     

  2. Get on the waitlist for my course, The Reset Journey From Resistance to Freedom, and stop struggling to access your natural, authentic talent in the audition room or on set.

    You’ll learn how to reset your instrument to be 100% instinctive and free in just 33 days.

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