Director's Diary: Rehearsals You Need To Include In Your Schedule (That You May Not Have Thought Of)

Director’s Diary: Rehearsals You Need To Include In Your Schedule (That You May Not Have Thought Of)

I've written quite a few posts about rehearsal schedules (including rehearsing in "layers," dealing with conflicts, and running your rehearsal effectively). It's so important to plan ahead before your rehearsals start, so you can use your time effectively and set yourself and your team up to create the most successful show possible! When you are making your rehearsal schedule, …

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How To Costume Your Show

How to Costume Your Show

How wonderful would it be if you had a lineup of famous designers lined up and an unlimited budget to costume your upcoming theatrical production?  That's the dream, isn't it?  Unfortunately, it's not the case with most youth, community, or school productions.  But don't despair... just get creative!  Here are some tips for costuming your next show! …

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Theatre Etiquette: Concerning Costumes

Source “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”   ~ Mark Twain One of the most fun things about working on a show is trying on your costume for the first time.  You've rehearsed your blocking and practiced your lines and sung your songs, but once you step into your character's …

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Throwback Thursday: The Winter’s Tale

This is a fairly recent throwback -- this week's Throwback Thursday is from Western Summer Shakespeare's production of The Winter's Tale, performed in July 2012.  I played the epic part of Second Lady, and it was sweltering hot that week!  I did get a gorgeous costume (please note that this show won Best Costumes Comedy/Drama …

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7 More Habits of Highly Effective Young Actors

7 More Habits of Highly Effective Young Actors

I wrote an article titled 7 Habits of Highly Effective Young Actors which received such a great response, that I decided to add 7 More Habits of Highly Effective Actors!  Read on! 1.  They listen to and respect the costume team.  They don’t reject a costume because they don’t like it. They let costume staff know how …

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