why don’t we run?

“Many times when I ask an actor what his goal is in a scene, he will tell me, ‘I want to get away from this person. I want to run out of this room.’

I then ask, ‘Why don’t you run? What keeps you there?’ 

The answer to these questions is what makes the actor able to function potently in the scene.”

– Michael Shurtleff, Audition

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