It happens with every new school year. So much so, you could bet your life savings on it. Somewhere in America, school administrators and parents will try to censor or shut down a high school theatre production.Read More
Many times I've taken part in shows where the leading roles have started to lose their voice during a show week, and of course, that's when the old hot honey and lemon begin making an appearance. But what can we do to prevent losing our voice when we need it most?Read More
Getting involved in a theatre group, whether community or professional, comes with the utter joy of meeting a whole bunch of like-minded people all with the same goal of putting on an excellent show. Those individuals that start off as your acquaintances soon become endearing friends that you couldn’t live without, but there are so many ways that theatre groups are like family, it’s hard not to compare the two.Read More
A play can change your life in many ways. As an actor, you may meet people in the cast or stage crew that become your new best friends. So, what do you do when it’s over? Here are some tips for how I overcome post-show blues.Read More
So dark you can’t even see your hand in front of your face. It happened in an instant with just a slight popping sound. 10 seconds ago you had the lights on and Netflix running the Office for the 30th time and then SNAP! No power. Now as your fan slowly turns to a stop, there is complete silence.
Is it even safe to get up and go check the fuse box? Where the hell IS the fuse box? You’ve got to do something and soon because all this darkness means no lights, no fridge, no phone, no internet.Read More
Aren't there always those parts you wish you could play? Those roles in shows you know you'd be damn amazing at but because you're the wrong gender, age or vocal range the chances of getting to play them are extremely low...or non-existent! As a generic white female of an alto/mezzo range in her 20s, here are just some of the parts I wish I could play and why.Read More
Students especially need adults who are willing to go into the trenches with them and love them through it. This is what we can offer our students in high school theater programs, and this is what they, in turn, will offer the future generations.Read More