Episode 22: One Big Massive Retweet, Books on Acting, Film, and Theatre, Part 1

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14 essential books on acting, film, and theatre

This is the first of a series of episodes called One Big Massive Retweet. I’m borrowing the concept of retweeting from Twitter. However, this episode has nothing to do with Twitter. I’m just referring to the concept of spreading the word about resources that originally came from another source.

This series of episodes will be about all the books, podcasts, and web sites that give me inspiration and that I consider essential for the actor. I’m starting with Fourteen Essential Books that will help you understand the artistic, emotional, and pragmatic aspects of being an actor. This episode covers the first four.

Resources and Inspiration for Acting and Theatre Addicts is a collection of permanent pages with links to all of these resources. I will be building those pages over the next month.

Episode 21: Interview with Actor Richard Lee Hsi

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Richard Lee Hsi

Edmonton actor Richard Lee Hsi reveals what it’s like to create a play collectively. He talks about mask work and the unique experience of portraying real life people on stage.

Excerpts from this interview were presented in the audio documentary about The Invisible Project. This is the whole interview.

More About The Invisible Project

Audio Documentary and Slide Show
Recording of the Play at a Live Performance
Interview with a Shelter Client
Interview with David van Belle, the play’s Director and Facilitator

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The next episode is just about to be released. Sorry for the delays. I’ve been unusually swamped.

Upcoming Episodes in 2010

I wanted to fill you in on what to look for over the next little while on Dramatic Impact. I will be posting an interview with actor Richard Lee Hsi in early January, 2010.

One Big Massive Retweet

I’m planning something very different, an episode that I’m calling “One Big Massive Retweet” in honour of the popularity of Twitter. I’m just using the term to refer to the fact that I’ll be recommending podcast episodes, books, and web sites that help sustain my enthusiasm and passion for acting and theatre. So I’m using the term “tweet” very loosely here. Nothing to do with Twitter. There will also be a corresponding blog page that will link to all of these fantastic resources.

Honest, You Won’t Get Hooked

As part of my life as an actor and owner of the business Often Seen New Media, Inc., I played a small part in, and I am volunteering to help publicize a short independent film by Edmonton filmmaker Ben Babchishin. It is an outrageous comedy about smoking and our society.

Read the synopsis. And if you are interested, join the Facebook Group for the film to see stills from the film and shooting, to see related videos, to see the trailer, and to be notified when the film is released.

See the film online starting March 1, 2010 at www.hiredgunfilms.com. Or if you are in Edmonton, come to the screening.

Saturday, February 27, 2010
New City Likwid Lounge
10081 Jasper Avenue
Free Admission
Doors: 7:00 p.m.
Live Music by Dale Ladouceur: 7:30 p.m.
Screening of Film: 8:00 p.m.
Fantastic door prizes from offbeat and alternative Edmonton businesses.
You must be 18 years or older to attend.