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Writing A Monologue

I love writing a monologue. There's something so poetic about climbing into a character's head, painting a picture with words for an audience, and expressing thoughts in a memorable way to drive a point home. Read Post →
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Be The Tree

As an on-camera actor in television commercials, industrial films, and various video and film projects, one thing | have learned over the years is the difference between “acting the part” and “being the part.” Read Post →
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Directing from Onstage

I once worked with a drama director at a local church who, during an especially stressful rehearsal period, jokingly grumbled, “Our next show is going to be a one-man production. Starring me.” Of course, some directors would sooner leave town than be caught performing onstage... Read Post →
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Over- and Under-Memorizing: Finding the Sweet Spot

When I proposed to my wife, I didn't recite my offer like a schoolboy doing the pledge of allegiance. Nor did I stammer around waiting tor the right words to come. In fact, I had covertly rehearsed the scene so many times... Read Post →
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The Lite Side of Drama

You take a breath. You deliver the line. You bask in the uproarious laughter. Then, you repeat the sketch in the next service. You take a breath. You deliver the line. You hear crickets chirping in the silence. So, how do you re-create a comic moment? Read Post →
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10 Things To Do Before Your Performance

I remember vividly the night I was performing in a high-school one-act. I was having the time of my life gabbing and laughing backstage before the play started, not really concerned about the role I'd soon be portraying. The curtain opened, I strutted onto the stage, and... Read Post →
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Finding Your Character for the Inside Out

Have you ever tried out for a play, thinking, “They’ll never cast me,” only to get the call a few days later and find yourself in way over your head? That’s exactly what happened to me years ago... Read Post →
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Creating an Inner Monologue

As a 14-year-old actress with great ambitions of future stardom, I was mortified to learn that I had a horrible stage habit. Read Post →
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Servant or Star?

I got an e-mail the other day from a drama team member who felt he was not being given enough "stage time." Read Post →
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Where Are You Coming From?

"Where are you coming from?" "Stage left. .. ?" "That's where you're making your entrance, but where are you coming from?" Read Post →
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