Imagine NEVER Stressing About Memorizing Lines EVER AGAIN
The Off Book It course makes that possible. Don't waste any more time memorizing lines with the same old boring, tedious, and ineffective methods. Cut the study time. Cut the anxiety. Learn lines fast, make them stick, and FREE YOUR ACTING.
Watch the course introduction for FREE below!
Learn the Smart Way to Memorize Lines
Memorizing lines: it's painfully boring, tedious, and time-consuming. You've tried every tip out there - writing out your lines by hand, recording your lines, saying them over, and over, and over.
Alas, time is often not on your side. Opening night is coming fast. Script changes get thrown to you the night before filming. Or you have multiple scenes to do for your self-tape. And everyone is counting on YOU to be off book. BUT YOU'RE NOT A ROBOT RIGHT?!
With the Off Book It course, the days of rote memorization are over! No matter your age or level of experience, the Off Book It course will help you learn lines fast and make them stick. And you'll do it in a way that is fun and creative. You'll save time, save stress, and free yourself to truly act.
Just Say NO to Rote!
Learn From a Jeopardy Champion!
Hi, I'm Joyce! I'm a trained actor and a 3-day champion on the game show Jeopardy. As an actor, I struggled with memorizing lines, but as a trivia enthusiast, I learned several simple, easy techniques to boost my memory. I delved deep into the science of memory and learning and figured out what works and what doesn't.
I understand that memorizing dramatic text is unlike memorizing anything else. So I created a comprehensive memorization method tailor-made just for actors. In the course, I'll teach you my method step-by-step so you can learn how to memorize lines quickly and easily. You'll walk away with an invaluable skill that will support you and be there for you throughout your career.
Did you know having a dirty mind boosts your memory?
BE HONEST. How much is poor line memorization holding you back?
IMAGINE simply reacting and listening to your scene partner, rather than worrying about your next line.
IMAGINE being totally in the moment, acting spontaneously, without panicking you might draw a blank.
IMAGINE never feeling embarrassed or ashamed about lines ever again.
Did you know you can remember MORE, by studying LESS?
THE OFF BOOK IT METHOD
Off Book It combines the insights from three fields of knowledge: cognitive psychology, ancient mnemonics, and modern acting. It synthesizes these insights into an innovative memorization method specifically designed for actors memorizing dramatic text.
Cognitive psychology is the scientific study of mental processes, including perception, memory, attention, problem-solving, and learning. Several research findings in this field show us how we can improve learning and increase memory retention and recall.
You know those people you hear about sometimes who can memorize a whole deck of cards or 1,000 digits of pi? They're not prodigies or super geniuses. The techniques they use can be learned easily by anyone, and they've been around for thousands of years.
Many of the standard practices actors employ to analyze a text and bring a role to life have been shown in studies to aid in the memorization of text. These include breaking a text into beats, finding objectives, and finding causal connections in the text.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
How to cut down HOURS of study time.
How to memorize lines DEEPLY so recitation becomes effortless.
How to optimally organize and break down a text.
How to use creative imagery to create mnemonic devices.
How to troubleshoot particularly difficult spots.
How to memorize your cues.
How to retain flexibility in acting choices while memorizing.
How to avoid getting locked into a "line reading."
How to synthesize acting work with memory work.
All the techniques used in The Off Book It method are science-backed and proven!
WHAT YOU'LL GET
Lifetime access to all video lessons, featuring step-by-step demonstrations using actual dramatic text. You will also get future updates to the course!
Downloadable PDF copies of :
Text breakdowns and analysis
Access to the Off Book It private Facebook group exclusively for students of the course, where you can ask questions and discuss concepts with other actors and get ongoing community support as you learn.
Certificate of Completion
Upon finishing the course, you'll receive a certificate of completion. Brag to all your friends, and show off your shiny new memory skills!
Don't Take My Word For It!
Watch the video below to hear how The Off Book It Course helped Nicole Ghastin free herself from the shackles of line memorization!
The Off Book It Course helped Camilla Susser cut her line memorization time IN HALF! Watch this video to hear her story.
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"Line memorization used to be my number one obstacle when it came to acting. But after taking The Off Book It Course, all of that changed for me. I miraculously started retaining the lines more easily. I was even able to cut my practice time in half!"
Module 1: Cognitive Psychology
This module will teach you the various scientific findings and principles we will be using to strategically boost memory retention and speed of learning. These principles include spaced repetition, the testing effect, chunking, the magic number 7, and state-dependent learning. You'll also learn how to use sleep and exercise to enhance memorization.
Module 2: Mnemonics or The Art of Memory
This module will teach you the basic skills of mnemonic technique that have been taught for thousands of years, and are currently used by memory athletes/champions worldwide. You'll learn what's called the method of loci as well as the link method. These methods use your creative imagination to turn text into useful mnemonic devices.
Module 3: Acting Work and Script Analysis
This module will teach you how to break down a text and analyze it, using common practices such as dividing a text into beats and finding objectives for each beat. These practices are of course designed to help actors perform a role with specificity and authenticity. But I'll show you additionally how to use them to enhance line memorization.
Module 4: How to Memorize a Contemporary Monologue
This module is the first that combines the principles from our three fields of knowledge and puts them into practice. It will teach you the protocol for memorizing a contemporary monologue through a step-by-step practical demonstration.
Module 5: How to Memorize a Contemporary Scene
This module teaches you the protocol for memorizing a contemporary scene. Through a step-by-step demonstration, you'll learn how to adapt the method to working with dialogue and accommodating and incorporating another character's lines.
Module 6: Approaching Shakespeare's Text
This module is a broad introduction to working with Shakespearean text. Before learning how to memorize Shakespeare, you must first learn how to understand, analyze, and utilize Shakespearean verse and language. This presentation will teach you the important fundamentals about blank verse, scansion, rhetorical structures and patterns, imagery, and sound.
Module 7: How to Memorize a Shakespeare Monologue
This module teaches you the protocol for memorizing a Shakespeare monologue. Through a step-by-step demonstration, you will learn how to tackle any Shakespeare speech and take advantage of the unique properties of Shakespearean text to enhance line memorization.
Module 8: How to Memorize a Shakespeare Scene
This module teaches you the protocol for memorizing a Shakespeare scene. Again, there will be a step-by-step demonstration that shows you how to use the method to fully break down and analyze a scene and memorize it.
Module 9: Last Lessons
This module wraps up the course. Here you will learn how to memorize an entire role. You'll also learn important tips for relaxation and focus.
THE OFF BOOK IT PLEDGE
100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED
I get it. There are A LOT of people out there looking to scam actors for a quick buck. I HATE THAT. I want to make sure this course works for you.
If I don't help you get tangible results, guess what? I don't deserve to be paid! That's why all purchases are backed by The Off Book It Pledge. If for whatever reason you don't like the course, contact me within 30 days, and I'll issue you a full refund.
Who is this course appropriate for?
Actors of all levels of experience are welcome. Whether you're an amateur, student, or a professional, a beginning actor or a veteran, you can benefit from the Off Book It course. Because there are some brief references to sexual and violent imagery, the course may not be appropriate for young children. Parental discretion is advised.
Do I have to complete the course according to a set schedule?
No, you can start the course at any time and complete it at your own pace. Upon purchase, you'll receive full access to all video lessons and materials.
How will I access the course?
The course is hosted on Teachable.com, one of the best, most trusted online course platforms. Upon enrolling for the course, you will be prompted to create a Teachable login and password, which you will use to access the course on that platform.
How long will I have access to the course?
You will have lifetime access to the course and all course materials.
Are there any tests or quizzes?
Can I purchase the Contemporary Only version now and get the Shakespeare presentations or 1:1 coaching sometime later?
Yes! When you purchase the Contemporary Only version of the course, you have the option to purchase the 3 Shakespeare presentations as a standalone add-on anytime in the future for $100. You will also have the option to purchase and schedule 1:1 coaching sessions with Joyce if you'd like more personalized help with a specific script.
"Memorization is a HUGE part of the actor's job. So why not get REALLY GOOD AT IT? Give your career and craft the edge it deserves!"