While anyone you talk to about how to set up your audition book will offer different advice, I’ll bet most people would agree that it… Read More »The Musical Theatre Audition Book, Part Two: The Actor’s Portfolio
After three hours of sitting in the holding room, I’m finally called by the audition monitor to line up in the hallway, and waiting to… Read More »The Musical Theatre Audition Book, Part One: What Should I Sing?
I’ve played Twelfth Night‘s Feste, one of Shakespeare’s great fools, three times – first when I was at NYU (where I also composed and musical… Read More »The Rain it Raineth: Thoughts on the Finale of “Twelfth Night”
Have you ever seen the circus act with a person balances on a plank of wood on top of a rolling cylinder? That’s a rolla… Read More »Mask-On/Mask-Off, Part V: The Balancing Act
After all the discoveries made during Mask-On play, what do you do with them? You’re sitting there with a heap of discoveries and information about… Read More »Mask-On/Mask-Off, Part IV: Mask-Off Play
Traditional story structure begins with exposition. It sets up the world so that the audience can see the playing field, learn the rules of the… Read More »Mask-On/Mask-Off, Part III: Mask-On Play
This is the first of a five-part post about the creative process. When I studied Commedia dell’Arte, we rehearsed in two ways: Wearing our character… Read More »Mask-On/Mask-Off, Part I: On Creativity
It’s heartbreaking to disappoint an ambitious theater student. Unfortunately, when you teach theater, it’s inevitable. When I was doing theater in high school, I used… Read More »Casting in Educational Theater: Entitlement vs. Empowerment