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Safety First

By • May 2nd, 2012 • Category: An Actor's Advice

“Safety first” is not a platitude. In any respectable theatre company, it is a way of life.



Which is Harder: Drama or Comedy?

By • Apr 18th, 2012 • Category: An Actor's Advice

One of the more disheartening debates I find within theatre among actors and directors is whether drama or comedy is more difficult.



Costumes and Comfort

By • Apr 4th, 2012 • Category: An Actor's Advice

In the end, you can more readily own all that you character is, when you are able to wear his clothing without giving it second thought.



Acting Is About More Than Just Acting

By • Mar 21st, 2012 • Category: An Actor's Advice

Assuming you are not a member of an actor’s labor union, there are many things you could and should be doing to help a production run more smoothly.



Tears On Cue

By • Mar 7th, 2012 • Category: An Actor's Advice

Concentrate on invoking the image of someone moved to weeping while on stage, instead of invoking active ducts.



Kissing on Stage

By • Feb 15th, 2012 • Category: An Actor's Advice

Unless you choose to severely limit your potential roles, chances are you will at some point be called upon to play a character who is in some degree of love with another character in the play.



Your Private Production Journal

By • Feb 1st, 2012 • Category: An Actor's Advice

The next time you’re in a show, open up a Word file, or lay down two bucks for a blank journal, and start writing away.



How Long Can You Last?

By • Jan 18th, 2012 • Category: An Actor's Advice

Being in good physical shape will also help us as actors.



Smoking

By • Jan 4th, 2012 • Category: An Actor's Advice

If a director asks if you smoke, tell them no.



Looking Back As You Prepare for the Future

By • Dec 21st, 2011 • Category: An Actor's Advice

The end of the year invites one to look back to what has gone before. Consider the ups and the downs, successes and failures.