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The Way of Acting
When I first decided that I wanted to go into theatre, I didn’t know what I was getting into. Not in a bad way, but in a way that I am constantly surprised. I signed up to take a class in Suzuki actor training in undergrad, having heard that it does something to you that makes you…change. Ok. As I started on the journey of doing these rigorous exercises, I just thought, ‘Wow, this is difficult.’ But then I started to grow conscious of the group of students around me – that the group held poses together, shifted at the same time, saw my development as an individual and spoke with a common vocabulary. The title The Way of Acting might be misleading because you might think that it’s just a book for actors – but it’s really an examination into how all disciplines of theatre can communicate together to express a shared human experience.

Jessica Lewis, artistic and international programs associate