Zero Zone praxis (ZZ) can increase a performer’s craft and personal life quality, thereby satisfying the need for personal enhancement—a need that recent writings about performing arts and executive coaching have identified. ZZ is designed to improve the ability to avoid the detrimental effects of stage fright that often rest on the actor-director dyad, via expanding consciousness and focus guiding. ZZ includes external and internal psychosomatic actor training and intellectual appreciation of consciousness as derived from yoga philosophy and practice and from coaching. This essay is a discussion of the need to develop an elevated internal state of the performer, to unlock the blockages in the performer and in a spectator’s reception. I introduce here a critical review of scholars’ findings and my personal, practical experiences of forty years in Stanislavskian and physical theatre-making, self-cultivation coaching, and yoga.

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