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A New Perspective: Benefits of Taking an Acting Course for non-Actors

February 16, 2020

It feels invigorating and almost otherworldly, to place oneself in another’s shoes and experience life from their perspective and yet somehow have it merge into yours. That’s what acting feels like to me and ever since I can remember, it has always been an integral part of my life.  Playing characters and getting to be someone other than myself has always been something fun for me.  When I look back and think about ‘playing pretend’ as a child, I realize now that this was acting, in a way, and that we all do it as children. Acting is, at the end of the day, ‘playing’ characters and when one goes into training – we are constantly reminded of this.  I had participated in my first school play when I was just five years old and, as a child, I remember taking both rhythmic gymnastics and drama as after-school extracurriculars. It was the magical world of drama however, that seemed to lure me in and when a time had come in which I had to choose between gymnastics and drama – it was not a difficult decision. I continued participating in…

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