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Hey guys!

As actors, the ability to transform is paramount. To create and live within all the unique physical and vocal traits we as human beings possess, allows for the creation of a truthful character. This skill comes from a neutral place of being for the actor. We must start with a clean board and then paint upon it the strokes of the character. At the heart of neutral is our core. Our core is made up of several different muscles which all work to stabilize us. If we have a strong core, with an awareness of posture and efficient movement, we can add in the tidbit’s that comes from living and experience. The slight hunch, the limp, the over exuberant walk, the bits that humanize and flesh out a role.

So this month we have a core workout. Keep that belly button tucked to the spine, breathe, and have fun! I have been so busy this month with auditions and training, it’s been a great one, and this little session has really helped me feel strong and capable. I hope it does the same for you guys, and that you all have had just as much fun and are out there breathing, moving, and reacting too.

Get to it!

Alison McGirr QUT (BA Acting) is a lover of life, Activewear, and orange lipstick. Awarded the prestigious Jennifer Blocksidge Honour and Grant, she staged her first theatre production, The Interview, shortly after. Alison is part of The Heath Ledger Young Artist’s Oral History project being conducted by the National Film and Sound Archive. Having appeared in Home and Away as Molly Brenner, a move to Ireland saw her work on hit TV shows Penny Dreadful and Vikings. Once back in Sydney she trained with the Ausralian Institute of Fitness uniting her passion for fitness and acting.