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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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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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