Posted by: Chris Kretz | April 27, 2009

At Dowling: Theatre of Encounter

Sunday, April 27, 1969

Theater director Alec Rubin spoke on “theatre of encounter.” Rubin was a member of the Actor’s Studio in their Director’s Unit, worked with the likes of Al Pacino, and was also a therapist.

The announcement for the lecture in the previous week’s New Voice provided some background on the topic:

The play is an existential encounter. The actor’s instrument is his body; to act well, he must know and be willing to accept his own sensations and impulses.

The director must be courageous enough to let emotion and real encounter take place on stage and not stifle the actor’s energy by an over-insistence on style or structure.

“Encounter Lecture”
The New Voice, April 22, 1969

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