Never say Macbeth in the theatre….or you might die
Blocking– the art of moving actors so they don’t run into objects such as the set and other actors. Very similar to chess, except the pawns can talk and argue where they should go.
Bobby Pins– a small hair accessory that is a necessity for actors, yet when needed, are nowhere to be found. Weeks after a show closes, they can be found mysteriously in your hair.
Costumes– Clothing worn by actor to help portray the character. Often too big or too small. They never break or rip until it’s opening night and you are about to go onstage.
An Actor’s Guide to Performance:
Hold for all laughs—real, expected, or imagined! If you don’t get one, face front and repeat the line louder. Failing this, laugh at it yourself.
Cultivate an attitude of hostility. Tension gets results—on stage and off.
A good performance, like concrete, should be molded quickly and then forever set.
Your first responsibility as an actor is to find your light. Continue reading