5 Tips To Help Learn Names Quickly

5 Tips To Help Learn Names Quickly

As a director and teacher, one of my first priorities at the beginning of a new session or rehearsal process is to learn everyone's names as quickly as possible. It makes young actors feel important and that they are a vital part of the team. Here are some tips that I use all the time …

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How to Write a Program Bio

How to Write a Program Bio

Having been on both sides of the artistic desk (actor and crew), I can tell you that program bios seem to be the bane of every theatre person's existence. The poor crew member in charge of collecting bios (usually the producer or stage manager) begs, pleads, cajoles and threatens, and yet trying to collect those …

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Tiny Theatre Tips #3: Educate Yourself

Tiny Theatre Tips #3: Educate Yourself

Welcome to Tiny Theatre Tips, a series of brief posts sharing tips and advice for your theatre life! Enjoy! Tiny Theatre Tips #3: Educate Yourself The nature of art is that it's always changing. What's popular and interesting today will be old and moldy faster that you can say "Mamma Mia!" Stay current with what's new …

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Tiny Theatre Tips #2: Hone Your Skills

Tiny Theatre Tips #2: Hone Your Skills

Welcome to Tiny Theatre Tips, a series of brief posts sharing tips and advice for your theatre life! Enjoy! Tiny Theatre Tips #2: Hone Your Skills Theatre can be a very competitive environment. Titles like "triple threat" have been around for ages, but now it's more like "how many slashes can I have behind my name?" …

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Tiny Theatre Tips #1: Grow Super-Thick Skin

Tiny Theatre Tips #1: Grow Super-Thick Skin

This is a new feature that I'm bringing out for 2016! In an effort to blog more frequently and consistently in 2016, I'm presenting Tiny Theatre Tips, a series of brief posts sharing tips and advice for your theatre life! Enjoy! Tiny Theatre Tips #1: Grow Super-Thick Skin Theatre is a tough avenue to pursue. …

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