Remember that, even though you're choosing to be in a situation such as a college/community theatre performance and your role to the company is very important, you have every right to take a breather when you need it - everyone does.
Yes, unfortunately the state of the theater has become a disaster and it does not look like there is a rescue team on the way to clean up and revert back to a civilized manner. What happened to the days you could actually sit in the dark, sometimes with over a thousand people and enjoy seeing and hearing exactly what was happening on stage, without an inkling of it becoming a miserable experience.
Every family has a unique story to tell, and in “Hannah and the Dread Gazebo” it opens with Hannah’s grandmother (Jully Lee) jumping off the roof of the Sunrise Dewdrop Apartment City for Senior Living. Located on the border of North and South Korea, it’s close enough for the DMZ to shoot anyone within range. How’s that for an opening!
I really enjoyed the heartwarming comedy "Early Birds” at the Atwater Village Theatre, about two widows in their Golden Years meeting on a cruise. This hilarious comedy will have you laugh out loud and shed a tear or two.
Sometimes life will throw a monkey wrench into your plans. It happens to all of us eventually. This is why you need to plan ahead, have several backup plans, and most importantly, ask for help when you need it. You never know who might offer a hand to help you up.
The very first thing to understand about “proving yourself”, is that YOU need to be the first person you convince. You need to develop your abilities hand-in-hand with your confidence to the point where you feel pride in what you can do. Once you reach that point, you can then work on impressing other people.
Staying active during a dry spell is vital for an actor. Not being in a show is no excuse for someone to stop playing. Growing stale in your craft is a legitimate possibility, so it is best to exercise your craft to continue to grow.
The curtain closes on another show and a cluster ball of emotions hits you like a tidal wave. You passionately love the show but you already, hours after the show closed, worry that you did not do your character justice. You walk through every scene and feel that you know how to do it better. Wracked with worry and guilt, you worry about your ability to play and depend more on the thoughts of others. You are not alone. It has a simple name that many have also felt: actor guilt.
We all know costume changes can pose a world of problems in theatre and, more often than not, we manage to work together to find a way to handle them seamlessly. But sometimes those changes can go wrong. Very wrong. Here are some of the funniest costume change mishaps from my time in theatre.
The ultimate cog behind running a show is the stage manager. From beginning to end they keep everything and everyone in order so that each show is the best you can give. They are problem solvers and highly organised individuals, but rub them the wrong way and the wing tension could be cut with a knife. Here are 5 ways to keep your stage manager happy...
Costume designers and wardrobe teams work tirelessly behind the scenes of every production to help create a series of iconic outfits that will hopefully last the test of time. Here are some of my personal favorites.
Over the course of my freshman year, I learned that I was not that great... on my own. I learned that my abilities were not enough... on their own. I was not that great on my own, but with training, experience, and a little more confidence under my belt, I know I have the potential to be.
Community theatre is an incredible experience for people who want to share their craft and ability with their local town or region. For students working in community theatre can be incredibly life-changing, adding a new fresh experience enabling them to be more prepared for theatre when they leave high school or college.
As an audience member purchasing tickets for a show, we are all guilty of trying to find the seat that we think is the best one. Is this the best seat in the house? Technically, if we are doing our job right as creators and artists, every seat should be a good seat. The thing that makes a seat the best one is being able to see, and because of that, sight lines are one of the most important, and I think, overlooked parts of the production.
I’m not usually one to advocate keeping franchises going, especially when they have very considerately ended, but I think that Disney should continue the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series with Keira Knightley’s Elizabeth Swann as its central character. After all, she’s not just a full-blown pirate when all is said and done; she is the Pirate King.
Since its premiere in July of 2016, Stranger Things, the Netflix Original series, has won the hearts of viewers worldwide; the third season amassing 40.7 million views in the first four days after its airing. Stranger Things has amassed such success due in large part to the distinct empathetic way it connects with its audience – especially its millennial viewership that makes up nearly half of the show’s viewers.