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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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Making The Point The Point

We've all had the experience of walking down to the basement only to forget what we were looking for. Read Post →
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Clearly Your Intention

People usually do not speak merely to fill "dead air," church business meetings notwithstanding. Read Post →
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Teen Tsunami

A youth pastor from Oregon called my church to ask, "We're ready to start using drama with our youth group, can you help us?" Read Post →
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Pick Up The Pace

Helping beginning actors to understand - and make use of - timing is one of the most practical ways to improve their performances. Read Post →
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Handling Difficult People

It's 30 minutes before service time and you're still waiting for John, who has the major role. It's too late to do mike checks and you're starting to wonder if he's even going to show. Read Post →
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