Category Archives: Plays

The Do’s and Don’ts of Audition Style

Kate Lumpkin

“Kate, I need your help. I am going in for a ‘hot soccer mom’ who lives in Brooklyn and is secretly in charge of an underground gambling ring. Oh, I also have to belt a G. What the heck do I wear?”

Sometimes getting dressed in the morning can be hard enough —- let alone getting dressed for an audition like that. I understand this more than most. In my life I have been an actor, an anthropologist who studied personal adornment and its effects on societal influence, a casting assistant/associate and a style blogger. All of these things have added up to me spending a lot of time thinking about how what we wear truly influences the way that we are perceived and remembered. I see it everyday, in every audition, and at every industry event. Clothing IS important and speaks volumes about how we perceive ourselves and how we want others to see us.

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How to Choose a Show to Produce In Your Community

Great American Soldiers in Theatre History

Memorial Day is the day Americans remember the people who died while serving in the armed forces.  Theatre is filled with stories about war and the soldiers who fought in them.  As such, I thought it would be interesting to take a look at some examples of how soldiers are depicted in the world of theatre. Portrayals of … Continue reading Great American Soldiers in Theatre History

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