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Actors on stage performing in The Addams Family.
Theatre Education

The superobjective

There’s what you want, and there’s what you really want By Jon Jory In January, we talked about tactics: the different ways you go about getting what you want. Now

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Page of a theatrical script with black text on a white page.
Theatre Education

Character is action: Part 1

The first of three articles on how to use the tools of acting By Bruce Miller When I began teaching acting twenty years ago, I was determined to make the

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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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Actors on stage performing a song from Spring Awakening.
Theatre Education

Raising the stakes

Please pass the hot sauce By Jon Jory Allright, we’re getting to the good stuff now! This is the curry powder, the paprika, the hot sauce of acting. No more

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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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Three students collaborate as they work from both sides of a white board
Theatre Education

Would you eat them for a scene?

Sam-I-am in acting class By Bruce Miller The students in my B.F.A. acting program spend hours every day for four years developing their craft. Yet I still find that many

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dark and stormy night painting
Theatre Education

It was a dark and stormy night

An introduction to lighting design, part one: Script analysis, research, and sharing ideas By Scott C. Parker Lighting design for the perform­ing arts is an art form unto itself. At

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A group of actors downstage holding up a single actor in a cheerleading pose, in front of actors dressed as cheerleaders dancing upstage.
Theatre Education

Tactics

How to get what you want By Jon Jory Let us begin the new year with a fifteen second review of the acting basics that we’ve covered in the last

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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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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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