Young actors can often get confused about the differences between a soliloquy and monologue. Soliloquies and monologues are widely used by one of my favorite playwrights, William Shakespeare. Approaching Shakespeare as an actor is both thrilling and intimidating. Most thrilling is that you can allow Shakespeare’s brilliant language to do a lot of the grunt … Continue reading Soliloquy Compared to a Monologue→
Auditions are part and parcel of the actor’s life. Whether you’re a performing arts newbie or a seasoned professional, a huge part of your work will inevitably involve showing off your chops to the people responsible for putting together theater productions (i.e. our director, producer, and casting director friends). In the beginning, it’s easy to … Continue reading How to Prepare for an Audition→
While broadway’s biggest day, The Tony Awards™, got their start in 1947, CBS began carrying the broadcast in 1978 and has aired the Tonys every year since. As a result, the Tonys provides an opportunity for millions of people around the world to get a taste of Broadway from their living rooms. The show … Continue reading 2015 Tony Award Warm Up→
“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.
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→