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Review: Affecting Drama 'Run And Jump' Starring Will Forte

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • January 23, 2014 2:34 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Run & Jump, Will Forte
There’s acting and then there’s “acting.” The first requires building credible characters and relationships, developing organic conflicts within the framework of a concrete story. The second involves loading up a story with excessive clutter that it drowns out any work of which the actors are capable, turning them into drama automatons: it’s mostly reacting, both removing the burden of work from most performers while also placing a greater spotlight on their very presence, as they are forced to “react” instead of act. This also helps illustrate the difference between drama and melodrama.

Tribeca Review: Will Forte Makes Dramatic Debut In Clunky But Affecting 'Run And Jump'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • April 24, 2013 12:59 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Run & Jump, Will Forte
There’s acting and then there’s “acting.” The first requires building credible characters and relationships, developing organic conflicts within the framework of a concrete story. The second involves loading up a story with excessive clutter that it drowns out any work of which the actors are capable, turning them into drama automatons: it’s mostly reacting, both removing the burden of work from most performers while also placing a greater spotlight on their very presence, as they are forced to “react” instead of act. This also helps illustrate the difference between drama and melodrama.

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