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The Eric Morris process, which has been modified and improved by Kathy Laughlin, is a process of acting that is basically broken down by Eric Morris into three major categories, "the Business, the Instrument, and the Craft." The following is a brief overview of the Instrument portion of the process. Although Eric Morris lists the process as Business, Instrument, and Craft, Kathy has changed the order to: the Instrument, the Craft, and the Business. Here is the first in the series.
You, your body, your intellect,
your emotions and your voice. Your instrument must be tuned (like a
guitar or any fine instrument, piano, violin, french horn or any other
fine instrument) and ready to play. To prepare your instrument,
you must first relax, sensitize, and do a personal inventory to determine your
"being state". After determining your "being
state" (where you are physically, emotionally and
intellectually) you can do some additional instrumental exercises to get
you where you are and help you to find out where the character needs to be
to fulfill the obligations of the scene.
Please keep in mind that this brief summary will mean nothing without reading the books, involving yourself in Kathy’s or Eric's workshop, and physically, sensorially, and spiritually doing the exercises.