Category Archives: Acting

Five of Our Favorite Stage Combat Tips

As a theatre artist, you spend your time trying to create the illusion of real life. The illusion is meant to captivate your audience, and ultimately move them. Therefore, when it comes to a high intensity moment within a given play, the characters in the scene may act in a violent way. In these moments, […]

Getting Actors Ready for Tomorrow

Recently Wells Fargo Bank released a series of advertisements suggesting that they support science over the arts. Though they have publicly apologized for the advertisements, it’s important to reflect on their tagline “An actor yesterday. A botanist today. Let’s get them ready for tomorrow,” and what it implies. There seems to be a misconception that art […]

Analyze and Act

Holding a new script in your hands can be a bit daunting at first. As an actor, your job is not simply to memorize your lines – it is to understand why you are saying them. The process of discovering your character and their story is done through script analysis. Though there are many ways […]

Twist Up Your Warm Up

Just like for any athlete, warm ups for actors are essential. Performing in a play is in many ways its own athletic event. Think about it: in sports, athletes practice rigorously each day in order to be able to instinctively react and improvise in the moment when it comes to game time. For actors it’s […]