What is re-focus-method?

ReFocusMethod is a systematic approach for developing a “sixth sense” of identifying and letting go of tension in the body and becoming aware where actors focus shall be directed in any given situation. "It is the antidote to any acting training that binds the actor in a knot of thoughts. It clears all that away and is ultimately a practice that empowers the individual and encourages us to trust ourselves once more".
Getting you out of your head and in to the present.

The most important thing for an actor or singer is to portray the truth, to move with the truth, to deliver a text as true. To get there, the actor needs to be able let go of self-judgments, personal tensions, to find something beyond control. The actor’s instrument is the body, the muscles that create movement, big movements, small ones, like in the face - tension and relaxation. The five senses also inhabit the body. With the help of these senses and our instinctive thinking, we can direct focus, place attention to something specific, and thus become present and become “the truth”, move with truth and deliver text as the truth. From this, energy, emotions and text will flow without thinking.

The Team

Tony Grahn
Tony Grahn
Coach and founder of ReFocusMethod. Trained as an actor at Malmö Theatre Academy and as director at Drama Studio London.
Manouk van der Meulen
Manouk van der Meulen
Co-founder, actress and expert advisor in working on film sets. Over 50 film and television credits in the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Sweden.
Jasper de Bruijn
Jasper de Bruijn
Certified teacher in ReFocusMethod at schools and universities. Graduated as a director and teacher from University of the Arts Utrecht.

Testimonials