Confident as they may seem on stage,but most actors and actresses suffer from huge depression and self-esteem issues. Since most of the time they present on stage or on TV, they get to do self evaluation to assess any sign of lack of capacity for acting. However, when the result of the evaluation turns positive for personal dilemmas, these actors have nobody else to turn to but the drama therapy.
Drama therapy is a method of eliminating the fear, anxiety and depressions that actors struggle with. Since a great deal of emotion is being used in portraying somebody else’s character like what actors generally do, hindrances to these emotions can block any actors from putting up the best performance possible. Any failure on a single act may lead to the failure of the entire production. This is why there is a great risk in ignoring the actors’ personal struggles.
This is a therapeutic theater that involves workshops and pyschological interactions to help an actor come to life by exploring personal issues. These workshops may include monologues and transformational theater. However, before starting out any of these activities, neuro linguistic programming is also used to prepare an actor from emotional encounters.
What this NLP does is that it uses the actors’ personal issues of fear of rejection, self-doubts, lack of confidence. It helps the actors rise above such predicaments by acting these issues out.
The neuro linguistic exercises involve self-evaluation through mind-boggling interactions. It enhances the actor’s ability to take control of emotional pressures. By habitually doing it, any similar encounter is easier resolved through constant exposure to such.
Indeed, when actors go out on stage acting their best shot on every performance, they do so most of the time with their hearts out. Without a doubt, they deserve a round of applause.