Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Va-va-va-voom! Strip down acting to its bare essentials

Here's the most bizarrely titillating email I've received this week: Learn acting from strippers. Obviously recognizing the genius that is Elizabeth Berkley, lsu216@yahoo.com writes:

I'm trying to organize a meetup at the Deja Vu during the month of November if anyone is interested.

The subjects on the agenda will include the following:

1) Mastering Non-Verbal Communication: The Art of Body Language

2) Stage Acting: The Art of "Stripping Away" Your Inhibitions

3) Audition Techniques: Effective use of Props, Prepositions and Propositions

4) Live Acting & Performance

5) Scene Analysis & Critique. I have contacted local performers Heather, Amber, Bubbles, Crystal, Bambi, & Velvet, and they are in the process of making arrangements to be available for the evening. Please RSVP.

Please, please, please RSVP. I want to cover it! Or uncover what's going on. ... Whatever, just email lsu216@yahoo.com.

This must be a hoax, but can you pretty please make it real?


UPDATE 12:45 P.M. Alas, lsu216 responded to my query, "its only a dream...its only a dream!" Visions of a Pulitzer have been shattered, but it was sure worth the laugh. Borat would be proud.


Anonymous said...

You know, one thing about Shreveport-Bossier lately, it seems like you can't throw a rock without hitting someone who is suddenly an "acting teacher." I suppose the cream will rise to the top...

Anonymous said...

but, let's not deny the reality of stripping as an art form. It has all of the elements: images, movement, sound, light, color, and generates the necessary conflict between those who appreciate it and those who despise it.