The 12 POWER Types
As performers, we all have a different POWER. There are 12 POWER Types, each driven by one of 4 motivations: THE STORY, THE AUDIENCE, THE SPOTLIGHT, or THE PROJECT.
What’sYOUR POWER Type? Use the chart below to explore all of them!
Motivated by THE STORY
aka The Sage
Has anyone ever said you have an “old soul?” It doesn’t mean you’re old. It means you seem to know more than others in your class. You pay attention, take thoughtful notes, and practice your lines in front of a mirror. You don’t like to make mistakes or be misguided, so your game plan for a great performance is to learn as much about your role as possible. You are logical and truthful. Your POWER is knowledge. A character you’re most likely to play would be a role like Yoda from Star Wars.
aka The Innocent
When everyone else is inside playing video games, you’re probably outside picking flowers and noticing how the clouds above look like turtles and elephants. That’s because you appreciate the simple things in life – the things that make you smile. You have a heart of gold. You don’t ask for much, but you do ask for what’s right. You don’t like to be by yourself, so you share your excitement about anything and everything with others. Your POWER is seeing things positively. A character you’re most likely to play would be a role like Nemo from Finding Nemo.
aka The Explorer
It’s 9 AM and you’re in school. Boring! Your mind is outside, exploring both places you’ve been and places that only exist in your imagination. You like to figure things out on your own (even if they’re challenging) and go on adventures to places your friends have never been. You don’t like being normal, instead, you are curious. That curiosity leads you to discover things about yourself and about each role you play that make your performances even better. Your POWER is pure curiosity. A character you’re most likely to play would be a role like Dora the Explorer.
Motivated by THE AUDIENCE
aka The Lover
Your heart warms up a stage like a cup of hot chocolate on a winter day. That’s because feelings and emotions are easy for you to convey. You can make people cry happy tears. You’re not worried about being perfect, because you know that being willing to show your true emotions makes for a better performance. Your POWER is your ability to put on an emotional performance. A character you’re most likely to play would be a role like Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
THE CLASS CLOWN
aka The Jester
What’s better than having fun? Nothing! Because having fun all the time is the name of your game. You can make the audience laugh so hard that their stomachs hurt. You don’t like to be bored or do the same thing every day, so you’re always coming up with something funny to entertain yourself and others. Your POWER is finding the fun in everything you do, no matter what’s going on around you. A character you’re most likely to play would be a role like Mike Wazowski from Monsters, Inc.
THE BEST FRIEND
aka The Everyday Gal/Guy
As a loyal friend and castmate, you’re always willing to lend a helping hand. Your kind-heartedness means you go out of your way to be friendly to everyone because working as a team is the best way to tell a story. You care deeply about everyone you work with, from your castmates to the crew, so you work hard to make sure you’re doing the best you can do. You are generous and respectful. Your POWER is telling a story that connects with your audience. A character you’re most likely to play would be a role like Winne-the-Pooh.
Motivated by THE SPOTLIGHT
aka The Rebel
When someone tells you that you can’t do something, it makes you want to prove them wrong. That’s because you’re a rebel. You walk your own walk and march to the beat of your own drum. No one can tell you what to do. You don’t like being like anyone else. You believe that being yourself is the best thing you can do. You’re here to change people’s minds after all. Your POWER is being true to yourself. A character you’re most likely to play would be a role like Mulan.
aka The Hero
Just when you think you can’t do something, you feel a burst of courage – like you can do ANYTHING. Because you actually can. There’s no one braver than you. When you step out onto stage or get in front of that mic, you feel like you are the captain of a ship. Like you got this. You perform with realness and honesty. You don’t like disappointment, so your game plan for a great performance is to practice, practice, practice. Your POWER is never giving up. A character you’re most likely to play would be a role like Princess Merida from Brave.
aka The Magician
You are curious, clever, the type of character who can take your audience for a magical ride. You might even know some magic tricks, or riddles, or have a secret talent up your sleeve. Even though you surprise your audience at times (they’ve never seen anyone like you!), you don’t like to be surprised yourself, so you work hard to craft a vision of your performance that you bring to life in front of the camera, or on stage. Your POWER is making dreams come true. A character you’re most likely to play would be a role like Willy Wonka from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Motivated by THE PROJECT
THE CLASS PRESIDENT
aka The Ruler
Stage fright? Nah. You’re the last person to get stage fright. That’s because you’re a natural-born leader. You’re not shy to lead the way. In fact, you have a way of speaking that makes others stop and listen to what you have to say. You don’t like to get confused, so you put a lot of energy into knowing all aspects of a production. You might even know your co-star’s lines, too! Your POWER is leadership. A character you’re most likely to play would be a role like Moana.
aka The Caregiver
You’re the one it seems everyone comes to for answers. You care deeply about how the audience feels and you want them to enjoy the whole show. You don’t like it when others are selfish, but you do like to make sure others feel seen. You don’t really like standing out in the spotlight. Instead, you prefer to be an important part of the bigger picture. Your performance makes an audience feel empowered to achieve anything. Your POWER is compassion. A character you’re most likely to play would be a role like Mary Poppins.
aka The Creator
You are bold, imaginative, and unique. You know that if you can dream it, you can create it. An artist is who you are and who you want to be, and no one can stop you. You make the audience inspired to express themselves – just like you do. You don’t like the idea of a boring or poor performance, so you’re not afraid of doing something bold. Your POWER is creativity. A character you’re most likely to play would be a role like Remy from Ratatouille.