What is the Ivana Chubbuck technique and why is it so popular

I purchased the Ivana Chubbuck acting technique book years ago and it literally changed my life and those of my students astronomically. I use this as a basis for teaching my acting students script analysis and character development.

There are literally hundreds of different acting techniques out there. Like a fingerprint, which is unique to each and everyone of us, the most effective acting technique for you may differ than say for me. Notice I said most effective. There are no right or wrong in acting, just more effective choices. As an actor it is up to you to explore and discover then interpret your truth.

No one can tell you which is the best acting technique to use. A good teacher introduces you to various acting techniques and you will draw the most influential information from it.

The Ivana Chubbuck acting technique draws from the basic psychology of humans and human behaviour. Sounds technical but having a professional acting coach go over this book with you makes it extremely simple and effective.

Ivana Chubbuck takes you on a 12-step process on how to analyse your script and then to develop intense characterisation. Or as one of my students mentioned in my class “immersion”. You can read my post about character development and immersion here.

I will summarise the Ivana Chubbuck acting technique chapter to chapter for you in future posts (you can read my summary of the first two chapters here). But I highly recommend researching this book and discovering a very distinct and effective approach to acting technique.

Ivana Chubbuck has an impressive list of previous students including many Hollywood A-listers such as Halle Berry, James Franco, Charlize Theron, Eva Mendes, Beyonce Knowles and the powerful list goes on. This is why the Ivana Chubbuck acting technique is one of Hollywood’s most popular choices.

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Get some real insider acting secrets with Geoffrey Rush when he discusses some of his acting technique and how to develop a character.


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