10 Things to Expect from the Dress Rehearsal

10 Things to Expect from the Dress Rehearsal

You finally make it to show week and one of the most exciting final moments; the dress rehearsal. You know your lines, your staging, your props (mostly) and everyone comes together in the theatre to admire the set, the lighting and the innate ability people have to hold it together when things go a bit pear-shaped. Here are 10 things you can look forward to experiencing at your first dress rehearsal.

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Actor Guilt

Actor Guilt

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.

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