Filmmaker Eddie Nartey is convinced 2months is enough for one to learn the “rudiments” of acting.
According to thespian who runs an acting school dubbed EN academy, his students are ready for the job market after 2months of learning the basics of acting and practicing on the job.
“…who is a full blown actor? We keep learning every day, I do not think that Abraham Attah was a full blown actor before he became the celebrity we see. You just need opportunity, you just need guidance and acting is doing. As long as you’re on the field constantly practicing…so 2months is not for you to be fully blown but it is enough for you to acquire the skill and use that skill to push whatever career you want to do. I think that 2month is enough to know the nitty-gritties, to know the basics of acting and show business” Eddie Nartey opined when MzGee asked if 2months of learning was enough to become a full blown actor.
Asked if the system he is running does not rubbish the four year course structure of Universities, the actor who studied theatre arts at the University of Ghana for four years questioned the rationale of learning theories for a profession which is more practical.
“I don’t know why I did that. It is too much, it is too long, what are am I learning. I went to the school of performing arts but, I am like why did I go for 4years? Learning Medieval theatre, Greek, what the hell am I going to do with Greek theatre? Sometimes History is good but it doesn’t really impact you in any way when it comes to doing the work”
He further argued that “We go to school for 4years, School of performing arts and the whole year you do like 1 production participation, hell no!” the actor cum principal of EN Academy fumed.
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