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Actors: Do Your Homework!

The other day, I got on the subway and overheard a young musical theatre actor say, “Oh no, I don’t know the work of Annie Baker. Honestly, I don’t really read plays.” It took all of my strength not to walk over to this young man, shake him, and scream, “THIS IS YOUR CRAFT!!! YOU … Continue reading Actors: Do Your Homework!

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Top 5 Most Popular Plays

Macbeth

Updated Aug 10, 2015 As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, StageAgent members ‘fan’ their favorite shows over 1000 times per week! It provides a great insight into what theatre fans really like. The slide show in this post displays the top five most plays , as voted by StageAgent members.  Not surprisingly, Shakespeare plays dominant the top five. … Continue reading Top 5 Most Popular Plays

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Choosing a Drama School: Advice from A.C.T.’s Conservatory Director

Acting class at ACT

So, you want to go to drama school.  How do you find the school, or schools, that are right for you?  The school that will help you transform yourself and your acting?  The one that will be worth taking several years out of being in the marketplace and pursuing work?   There are many, many actor … Continue reading Choosing a Drama School: Advice from A.C.T.’s Conservatory Director

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Summer Theatre — Outdoors!

I think it is safe to say — at least, here in New York — that we have finally settled into the summer. It is warm outside, people are heading off to the beach, and the ice-cream trucks are playing their music loudly in the streets. After the winter we just suffered, I am so grateful for … Continue reading Summer Theatre — Outdoors!

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Soliloquy Compared to a Monologue

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

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