Meet Karina Wolfe
Karina Wolfe received her BFA in the acting/ Original Works program at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle (Magna Cum-Laude). She now resides in Los Angeles where she continues to pursue both her stage and on-camera careers while also developing her own projects as a writer and producer.
How Does an Actor Prepare a Performance?
- Here are some of the questions we asked Karina
- What is an actor’s job?
- What are some of the different acting styles (Meisner, Method, etc) and what do you subscribe to?
- So you get hired and you’re given a script, what’s the first step?
- After you’ve read the script once, where do you go from there?
- What are some of the different ways you go about breaking a script down?
- How does the break down turn into a performance?
- How much of what you planned shows up on the day?
- How well do you need to know a character to embody that person?
- Do you break it down line by line or is it more an overall wash?
- Do you need to understand the reason behind every line you say?
Working With Directors
- When it comes to acting, what is a director’s job?
- What is not a director’s job?
- Tell us about the different ways you’ve worked with directors
- What working style works for you and what doesn’t?
- What separates good direction from bad direction?
- How important is it for a director to know “actor’s speak”?
- Are there certain words you wish more director’s would use?
- If you remember what it was like working with Timothy, what did he do well and what could he do better?
- What’s the strangest thing a director’s asked you to do? Did it work?
For more information on breaking down scripts and working with actors, consider this recommendation: https://www.amazon.com/Directing-Actors-Memorable-Performances-Television/dp/0941188248