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Nicholas Louis Turturro:
Four things about me
that make up
and letting it go.
The word process is tacky, pretentious, and overused in the world of art. However, we've never had a better word and every artist has a process. My current individual process is a fairly simple formula comprised of three elements.
1. Technical application: This is based on the learning that occurs in training programs across the country and in my case the learning that occurred at Syracuse University and other classroom settings. A mixture of tools and insights carving a path to create an experience on stage or film, while maintaining the ability to continually recreate the same experience. Whether that be eight times a week, or for the fifteenth take, the ability to sustain is based in the technical.
2. Experiential influence: This is the element that makes each actor different from the other, no matter the technique. My life experiences and perspectives influence what I present for each project I work on. It's what makes my take unique from another's, and vise versa.
3. Letting it go: You can't act if you're thinking about acting, or you can, but no one will believe you. It is equally as important to put the work in prior to a production as it is to forget the work you put in.
Watch me act.
My visual style was born from post-grad blues and a hatred of white walls.
Any space that I call my own cannot have empty walls. It's a personal rule, so if I can't afford to fill my walls with other people's art then I have no choice but to make my own. My paintings are almost always made up of raw canvas, black acrylic paint, and broad strokes.
Artists are advocates for
change, and have a duty to
themselves. That Knowledge gained should
always be returned to those who desire to
learn for themselves.
Part of my early career has been dedicated to changing the way
the American theatre industry treats its artists, and teaching
young artists how to begin their journey into the industry while
defending their right to fair treatment. My students have been
a rag-tag group made up of different ages, disciplines,
experience, interests, hygiene habits, etc. No matter where on
this spectrum each of them falls, one thing in teaching is
always certain; you always learn more from your students than
they learn from you. From this perspective teaching is a selfish
act (a fear quickly put to rest when viewing a teacher's salary). A good teacher however, recognizes that this is a mutualistic relationship. One that should be cherished and pursued. One that I hope to continue soon.
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I polled my
friends on what types of characters they thought
I could play.
- Rich son that inherits daddy's money
- Popular dumb dumb
- Jake from Brooklyn 99
- Guitar softboy
- Angry dude who crushes monster energy drinks
- John Snow from Game of thrones
- Divorced single dad
- Tortured artist (lol)
- Ted from Schitt's Creek
- Lead dude from Entourage
- Bougie prep schooler
- Penn Badgley from YOU
- Bad boy on motorcycle
- Lead in a sci-fi episodic
- JD in Heathers
- College student
Personally, I think I'm a bit of a mix between all of these.
I'm also a guitarist, scuba diver, marketer, writer, video game enthusiast, meditator, circus acrobat, cat owner, BMTH fan, animation lover, and I'm sure a few other things.
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