What Method?: The Different Ways An Actor Can Train by Jessie Fahay

Book Summary:
There are many methods an actor may choose to study. What do all of these methods really do for the actor’s instrument? Is there a method that works best for you? Which one speaks to you? Where should you look for instructors who teach these methods? This short and practical guidebook gives you the nuts and bolts of four pinnacle training methods, sample exercises for each method, examples of actors who have used these methods, the places where you can find these methods being taught, and further in-depth literature on each method. The next steps are up to you.

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“As a high school Drama teacher for 30+ years, I always found it challenging when a student was looking for “the right way” to be an actor. Having worked professionally before teaching, I knew the answer yet it always seemed inadequate for students looking for the one answer….always frustrating that there was no one source to which I could direct motivated students. Jessie nails it beautifully in her book. She is thorough, clear, documents, gives concrete sources and examples and surely uncovers the truth that part of our creativity as actors is the discovery of finding what works best for each of us as creative spirits. I wish this book existed when I was working with so many amazingly talented students on their quest….One of these students was Jessie Fahay!!”

Author Bio:
Jessie Fahay is a New York based actress, singer, producer who is out make a difference through artistic expression. With extensive experience in Personal and Professional growth, she is constantly researching and questioning human behavior. She has attained an MBA and MFA and is the proud founder of the award-winning performing arts company, RIPPLE EFFECT ARTISTS, which has been in existence for 10 years, employing Equity Actors and using the Arts to raise awareness and funds for Human Rights Initiatives. For project updates, visit www.jessiefahay.com or www.rippleeffectartists.com.