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Ask Me!: How does direction work?

QUESTION FROM: Annie I was just wondering. Does director tell the actor that in that scene he will come across the room, take a mug with coffe and sit on a couch? Or maybe an actor do it by himself? I mean, does someone tells him what to do or he has to imagine it […]

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Ask Me!: Film vs Stage acting?

Anonymous asked: So I been a film guy, I wanna get my feet wet into theater, how hard are the auditions? I know tv auditions arent so bad but what is it like. Also what is the life of a stage actor like? Monologues! Theater is where you will need your 2 to 4 go-to […]

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“No Friction. No Interest. No Play.” – Arthur Penn

“I do not want to know another thing about what a nice guy or gal someone on the stage is: This is entirely irrelevant to me. Some sort of desperation has crept into our theatre–all of our arts, really, but we’re discussing theatre–where we feel a defensive wall is erected around the meretriciousness of our […]

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BAD SHOW! – How to survive a disastrous performance

It is inevitable, even with a well-oiled show, that we will have one VERY BAD performance. Everything will go wrong: lights will blow out, set pieces will break, offstage microphones will be switched off, a zipper will get stuck. And, to make matters worse the audience will be in a collectively judge-y state of mind […]

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Ask Me! – Community theaters?

Anonymous asked What are some good local community theaters one can get involved in? Well. This question made me sad. One of the best local theaters to get involved in is now no longer: Manhattan Theatre Source. Unfortunately, the independent theater scene in New York has taken a mighty blow over the last couple of […]

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