Important Disclaimer: I do not endorse (or recommend) Komunitas Salihara’s Stanislavski class, please read my post here: https://miadjojowasito.com/2016/11/14/important-disclaimer-maria-djojowasito-does-not-endorse-the-stanislavski-class-at-komunitas-salihara/

I do not want my name associated with this community in any capacity and wish to distance myself from Komunitas Salihara and the Stanislavski class. This is not an acting class, this was run like a pay-to-play programme misleadingly marketed as a ‘class’, which was run in a disability-unfriendly environment that is not safe for women:

 

Sexual harassment at Komunitas Salihara (2016)
Sexual harassment at Komunitas Salihara (2016)

 

 

Pupils in my Stanislavski class are required to write journals of their experiences in class like the real Stanislavski (we’re to write weekly entries and post our entries on the class blog). As a class assignment. I’m doing it to pay respect to the man and make up for the fact that he had no Interwebs back in the day.

This is my post for the first week, in which I share insights on why I think Lars von Trier should direct Indonesian sinetron, intense fantasies of wanting to beat Tadashi Suzuki up using his imaginary bamboo sticks, what comes to mind when I hear the term “career peak”, and how my raison d’être is to butcher the Bard (I am at my happiest when I am in that state). Menjadi.

This first journal entry is quite lengthy (originally 4476 words on the MS Word file) because it chronicles my origin story: from my being overexcited to being unmotivated to becoming motivated again. “Menjadi atau jadi-jadian?” Itu, kan, pertanyaannya? Karepmu!

My posts can be read on the “Maria Djojowasito” tag, but not all the posts under the “Mia Djojowasito” author are actually written by me.

My definition...
My definition…

Kelas Akting Salihara

9 Januari, 2016: Karepku, Permulaannya Harus Baik…

Males. Males pake banget.

Keluar rumah aja udah nggak niat, apalagi belajarnya?

Sumpah nggak nyangka bakalan merasa demikian begitu waktunya tiba untuk akhirnya mulai masuk kelas akting Stanislavski-nya Salihara. Awalnya, waktu aku daftar di akhir bulan November 2015, semangat betul.

Waktu itu aku direkomendasikan oleh teman, Mbak Wiwin Erikawati—yang baru saja nonton bareng (dengan Mbak Putri Lokitasari dan Mbak Paulina Nainggolan) pertunjukan Jakarta Players “Naked Mole Rats in the World of Darkness” (hore, ada temen nonton pertunjukkan aku, seneng banget). Mbak Wiwin WhatsApp link ke situs Salihara beberapa hari setelah mereka nonton.

Aku kenal sama Mbak Wiwin, Mbak Putri, dan Mbak Paulina gara-gara aku ikutan sketsa alumni tahunan sejak sekitar tahun 2009-an. Sketsa alumni ini pengalaman panggung pertama aku (kalo nggak ngitung school play zaman SD). Dan aku terlibat sampai lama-lama aku harus pindah ke belakang panggung karena takut penonton bosan lihat pemain…

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