Tag: rehearsal

actors on stage rehearsing in plain clothes
Theatre Education

What’s going on here?

Like a detective, an actor has to start with the facts By Jon Jory What’s going on here? If you’re interested in improving your acting, you’ll need to start by

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A person writing at a desk using a writing utensil to mark up a piece of paper
Theatre Education

Working on the engine

The actor’s homework: marking and naming the beats By Jon Jory I know your secret. You did a great job in the audition. You got the part. Then you went

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Close up of someone flipping through marked up pages of a script.
Theatre Education

Learning lines

For actors, memorizing is still job one By Bruce Miller Imagine for a moment living in a time before writing was invented, a time when there were no books, no

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Theatre Education

Cubes

The ornate Parisian rococo settee and the intricately carved Louis Quatorze table will come later. On the first day of rehearsal, actors just need something to play on. The answer:

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A female presenting actor sitting down at a vanity table reading a script.
Theatre Education

How to read a play

Thirty ways to understand a script By Michael Bigelow Dixon Have you ever been in a conversation—or worse, a “classroom discussion”—where other people who saw or read the same play

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An actor holding a script rehearsing on stage.
Theatre Education

The stages of rehearsal

Preparing for opening night By Jon Jory Let’s talk about the actor’s work in the final rehearsal push before opening night. In many ways these last rehearsals are the most

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A teacher speaking to a group of three students who are gathered around her.
Theatre Education

Directing the novice actor

Teachers and students alike are sometimes beginners By Laura Lewis-Barr Acting requires tremendous openness and vulnerability. Those of us who direct young, beginning actors face a particularly daunting challenge. Most

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