Acting is to interact live, with another actor. Live Interaction means any activities and skills related to communicate with human beings. We believe we need not only to communicate but also (and more importantly) to interact.
To communicate often means one-way “telling” or “teaching”. But to interact definitely needs both-ways “listening”, “accepting”, “reacting”. Yes, we are dealing with another person. You are not telling your story to a, let’s say, teapot. The person you are talking to also has something to say. S/he reacts what you say and may give you a hard time to cope with. Would you shut your ears? No. You interact.
How to interact with people who give you hard times can be learned from acting and directing techniques actors and theatre directors use.
Here in this website, we introduce how to interact people live.
Also, do check blog of ELICA MIWA, the president of Live Interaction International Institute.
She writes many tips of acting and directing, including how to interact with Japanese people, by showing Japanese culture and nature.