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Master Acting Teacher, Richard Seyd Explains His Trigger Method

A headshot of Richard Seyd, Master acting teacher. He has a friendly, open face, a wide smile and bright blue eyes. His gray hair is cut short and a bit tosseled.
Richard Seyd, Master acting teacher, of Seydways Acting Studios.

Richard Seyd explains his “Trigger Method” step by step, and why it’s so important.  He believes that the key to understanding the text is listening rather than memorizing.  It seems easy enough, but why don’t more actors do it?  This video is one you’ll want to watch over and over again because it spells out the very common mistakes we make as actors and how to fix them.  These triggers help us stay on track and produce a surprising amount of understand and depth to our performances.

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