Sea Wall

Renato Musolino (Performer)

Research output: Non-textual formTheatre & Performance


A one-person theatre production, 'Sea Wall' by Simon Stephens. Following on from my PhD research, this project allowed me to look further into the creation of rehearsal methodologies that focus on the enhanced integration of Movement and Acting practices with the aim of enhancing the student/actor's psycho-physical work, an approach to Western Acting focused equally on the actor's psychology and physicality applied to textually based character acting (Zarrilli, 2009). Having previously developed a seven-step rehearsal process, this project prompted the following questions:
1. How do you make the character resonate (emotionally and behaviourally through performance choices) in vastly different theatrical spaces?
2. Which steps of my rehearsal sequence would need to be altered, or indeed ignored to achieve such resonance? Which steps would need to be enhanced? Would the sequence of steps need to change?

I found that the sequence could be effectively adjusted, and that emotional and behavioural nuance could be maintained by emphasising particular steps over others, despite the significant change in performance space.
The new knowledge of most significance is the enhancement of voice and application of metaphorical images in warm-up/yoga/somatic work.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationAdelaide Festival Centre
PublisherFlying Penguin Productions
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 15 Feb 2021


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