From Our Founder:
"Acting is an abstract artform. There are an infinite number of ways to approach the work, and every actor has their own style and process. However, despite the personal nature of acting technique, many teachers claim that their method is the best method.
Despite these claims of superiority, the reality is simple: there is no such thing as the 'best' approach to acting. In fact, many techniques and methods attempt share ideals but get caught up in semantics and terminology, making the approaches confusing or inaccessible.
At the end of the day, all actors have similar objectives: to serve the piece, elicit genuine emotion, make effective choices, and create truthful relationships within a set of given circumstances. While there are other factors that go into the creation of a character, this goal is at the center of every actor’s work.
How actors choose to go about attaining this goal is completely up to them.
This brings us to the formation and use of The Building Blocks System. The Building Blocks System isn’t an acting method. It’s not going to give you the 'one true way.' In fact, it exemplifies the fact that there are many ways to be a good actor.
The Building Blocks provide essential tools that give actors the ability to develop their own process and approach to acting.
For example, you may discover that repetition work really resonates with you. Great! You now have a valuable tool at your disposal.
Conversely, you may find out that you despise repetition work. Awesome! You now know that this approach to acting doesn’t work for you, and you should focus your energy elsewhere.
I’m not interested in teaching you my technique. I want to help you find yours. All I ask is that you keep an open mind and a willingness to experiment with different approaches. You never know where you’ll find the most valuable or relatable information.
The Building Blocks have been developed through the research of dozens of acting techniques and provide valuable information that actors can use to find the exercises, philosophies, and practices that work for them."
-Dan Hoy, Founder of Building Block Studios