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Consummate Artistry

Niki Flacks

Niki Flacks’ career as director, actor, teacher, psychologist, spans both sides of the Atlantic. Flacks is a frequent tutor at the Actors Centre in London’s West End and at the Algonquin Theater in New York. She was invited to Israel by the British Council to train both professional actors and promising student-actors. Her very popular workshops in Paris led to her being invited to be part of the prestigious faculty of European A.C.T. teaching actors in London, Paris and Berlin. She has been an assistant professor of theatre at Southern Methodist University and holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.S.W. from The University of Texas at Arlington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting With Passion : A Performer’s Guide to Emotions on Cue

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Oh, the myths that abound in areas of style, character creation and playing comedy. Like so many aspects of actor training, actors have been led to believe that these things require a unique re-tooling in some way. You enter a class...

The Holy Grail

Niki Flacks

Niki Flacks’ career as director, actor, teacher, psychologist, spans both sides of the Atlantic. Flacks is a frequent tutor at the Actors Centre in London’s West End and at the Algonquin Theater in New York. She was invited to Israel by the British Council to train both professional actors and promising student-actors. Her very popular workshops in Paris led to her being invited to be part of the prestigious faculty of European A.C.T. teaching actors in London, Paris and Berlin. She has been an assistant professor of theatre at Southern Methodist University and holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.S.W. from The University of Texas at Arlington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting With Passion : A Performer’s Guide to Emotions on Cue

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Almost every actor shares one unique experience: the first time ever in front of an audience. You might have been seven, or twenty-seven. You went out there not knowing what would happen. Nervous, scared, probably, but your Intellect...

A Conversation with Your Intellect and Dungeon

Niki Flacks

Niki Flacks’ career as director, actor, teacher, psychologist, spans both sides of the Atlantic. Flacks is a frequent tutor at the Actors Centre in London’s West End and at the Algonquin Theater in New York. She was invited to Israel by the British Council to train both professional actors and promising student-actors. Her very popular workshops in Paris led to her being invited to be part of the prestigious faculty of European A.C.T. teaching actors in London, Paris and Berlin. She has been an assistant professor of theatre at Southern Methodist University and holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.S.W. from The University of Texas at Arlington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting With Passion : A Performer’s Guide to Emotions on Cue

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...The first day of one of my acting with passion workshops, an actor who had waited to volunteer until the very last, said, ‘This is all very interesting. But it’s not going to work for me. I had a perfect childhood. I don’t think I had any...

Gesturing

Niki Flacks

Niki Flacks’ career as director, actor, teacher, psychologist, spans both sides of the Atlantic. Flacks is a frequent tutor at the Actors Centre in London’s West End and at the Algonquin Theater in New York. She was invited to Israel by the British Council to train both professional actors and promising student-actors. Her very popular workshops in Paris led to her being invited to be part of the prestigious faculty of European A.C.T. teaching actors in London, Paris and Berlin. She has been an assistant professor of theatre at Southern Methodist University and holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.S.W. from The University of Texas at Arlington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting With Passion : A Performer’s Guide to Emotions on Cue

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...‘I didn’t know what to do with my hands!’ cries Nina in the final act of The Seagull. Every actor hearing this groans inwardly in recognition. We’ve all been there. Why is it so difficult? We gesture constantly in life. What happens when we...

The Subtle Cues for Re-Tuning

Niki Flacks

Niki Flacks’ career as director, actor, teacher, psychologist, spans both sides of the Atlantic. Flacks is a frequent tutor at the Actors Centre in London’s West End and at the Algonquin Theater in New York. She was invited to Israel by the British Council to train both professional actors and promising student-actors. Her very popular workshops in Paris led to her being invited to be part of the prestigious faculty of European A.C.T. teaching actors in London, Paris and Berlin. She has been an assistant professor of theatre at Southern Methodist University and holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.S.W. from The University of Texas at Arlington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting With Passion : A Performer’s Guide to Emotions on Cue

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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... this before a big audition. His agent called with a casting for a West End leading role. He cursed me saying, ‘That cow, Niki Flacks, tells me to risk everything and try something new for this important audition. I can’t do it.’ But when...

Memorization

Niki Flacks

Niki Flacks’ career as director, actor, teacher, psychologist, spans both sides of the Atlantic. Flacks is a frequent tutor at the Actors Centre in London’s West End and at the Algonquin Theater in New York. She was invited to Israel by the British Council to train both professional actors and promising student-actors. Her very popular workshops in Paris led to her being invited to be part of the prestigious faculty of European A.C.T. teaching actors in London, Paris and Berlin. She has been an assistant professor of theatre at Southern Methodist University and holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.S.W. from The University of Texas at Arlington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting With Passion : A Performer’s Guide to Emotions on Cue

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Why begin with memorization? Isn’t this a book about acting? The actors in Shakespeare’s company performed over 150 plays each year. They were clearly memorizing machines. That skill was crucial to their success. Acting with passion...

Self-Tuning

Niki Flacks

Niki Flacks’ career as director, actor, teacher, psychologist, spans both sides of the Atlantic. Flacks is a frequent tutor at the Actors Centre in London’s West End and at the Algonquin Theater in New York. She was invited to Israel by the British Council to train both professional actors and promising student-actors. Her very popular workshops in Paris led to her being invited to be part of the prestigious faculty of European A.C.T. teaching actors in London, Paris and Berlin. She has been an assistant professor of theatre at Southern Methodist University and holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.S.W. from The University of Texas at Arlington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting With Passion : A Performer’s Guide to Emotions on Cue

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...Fortunately, the connections between your body and your brain are even more powerful than the voice of the frightened child that lives in your head. We must harness that power so you can count on it every time you act.In a few minutes...

Auditions

Niki Flacks

Niki Flacks’ career as director, actor, teacher, psychologist, spans both sides of the Atlantic. Flacks is a frequent tutor at the Actors Centre in London’s West End and at the Algonquin Theater in New York. She was invited to Israel by the British Council to train both professional actors and promising student-actors. Her very popular workshops in Paris led to her being invited to be part of the prestigious faculty of European A.C.T. teaching actors in London, Paris and Berlin. She has been an assistant professor of theatre at Southern Methodist University and holds a B.S. from Northwestern University and an M.S.W. from The University of Texas at Arlington. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Acting With Passion : A Performer’s Guide to Emotions on Cue

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...I remember years ago rushing to my therapist’s office after an audition, feeling completely gutted. She smiled as she said, ‘Ah, Niki, you only ever audition for two people all your life. Your mother and your father.’ (For each of us,...