The Gonsalves Method - a radical new method of training and coaching actors developed by Aileen Gonsalves to combat the great falseness and inauthenticity raging through the acting profession.
Enough is enough. If not now, when? If not you, who?
Aileen has had extensive acting and writing experience across TV, film, theatre and radio with a wide range of directors and styles. Her unique method developed experientially over 20 years, helped her work as a director with actors and teaching across the RSC, RADA, Rose Bruford, Mountview and intensively on the ArtsEd MA programme that Aileen directed for 4 years. Rooted in Meisner, practised and tested with her theatre companies, C Company and now Butterfly in over 100 productions. Refined over two decades to help actors find authentic connection and create real emotion in themselves and the audience, in each moment.
Currently being used across the acting profession producing more authentic performances. Creating more authentic productions that make you, the audience, feel something real moment to moment.
Now moving into and transforming real world environments across business and education.
Are you being the most authentic - you - in life?
Are you being the most authentic - you - in work?
What’s the difference?
Or are you just being appropriate?
Whether it’s being an appropriate Lady Macbeth or an appropriate teacher, an appropriate office manager or appropriate sales advisor.
The world doesn’t need appropriate you, we need authentic you.
APPROPRIATE YOU AUTHENTIC YOU
Is worried about yourself and how you’re coming across Has permission to be yourself
Is constantly trying to get things right “Affectable" at all times
Terrified of making mistakes Unafraid to be “crap now”
Self conscious at all times Attention out
Constantly censoring yourself Speak before you think
Worried about what you said or did Leap before you look
Sees what you want to see Sees clearly
Responds politely and appropriately Responds honestly
Acts like you’re listening Listens clearly