Rituals




Clockwise from upper left: On the day of Leonard Cohen’s death, Abaton, Odyseuss’s Grove, Legacy, the Fall.


“Dear Inner Self,

if it is your will, please reveal to me in a dream tonight, the inner truth of this character that is in me, this part of me that’s the character.” Then the actor brings the dream to workshop, where she might perform rituals based on it or cast other actors to perform it. Seacat believes, and Dern strongly affirms, that the artist is a “wounded healer” and that by finding in her character her own “wound,” and expressing it, she has the power to heal herself and the audience.

                                                                                            - Sandra Seacat, acting teacher for Laura Dern


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