I was the lead in a play a few years ago and during one final run before we opened I made an internal independent decision to make the character more forgiving.
After the run we sat for our notes and our director just stood there. All the hard work we had rehearsed the past three week was gone. Nothing. He was not even mad it seemed he was just helpless.
Before he began to give the notes I raised my hand. I said, “ That was my bad.” He looked at me and said “Thank you for being able to own that and never do that again.”
None of the other actors could play their part because I wasn’t playing mine. The DRAMA we were trying to play out became a light hearted story. Not what the director was going for-
Change your ROle Change the Genre of your story.
We can’t remove stories in our lives. That would be more of a denial situation and can get really dangerous but we can decide to change our role in the story as soon as possible.
Try playing the Character that doesn’t allow the other actors to play against you.
The STORIES stay the same but your part in them shifts and if you are willing to let go of
How can you do this in your own DRAMAs?
CAn YOU make an independent internal decision to be a more forgiving character in one of your Stories?
Would that be so bad? What would you gain? What would your loose?
What Role would you be and would that be OK? Woul should still exist if you chose a different motivation?