How to Deal: Dealing With Scheduling & Conflicts, For Directors

Last week I blogged about dealing with scheduling and conflicts for actors. But it's not just actors who need to plan ahead and consider their schedules; directors need to be even more organized, since they have to consider not only their schedule, but everyone else's schedules! But with some smart planning and clear communication, directors …

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How to Deal: 10 Tips for Dealing With Schedules & Conflicts, For Actors

Actors, directors, and theatre people in general are busy people. They're constantly on the the go from one show to the next, and often from one rehearsal to the next! It's rare to see a theatre person only working on one project at a time. While multi-tasking can be great, it can also lead to …

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Theatre Etiquette: How to Be a Great Audience Member, Part 2

Theatre Etiquette: How to Be a Great Audience Member, Part 2

I wrote a post about audience etiquette back in 2013 and thought it would be sufficient to remind people to be good audience members, but after recently attending a musical and having to suffer through some extremely rude audience members sitting behind me (and I use "sitting" loosely -- read on for more details), I …

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How to Show Your Dedication to Your Show (or, How to Ensure Your Director Will LOVE You!)

How to Show Your Dedication to Your Show (or, How to Ensure Your Director Will LOVE You!)

Come to every rehearsal on time and with your script/score/pencil, prepared for the day, and ready to work. Practice your lines, blocking, choreography, music, etc at home. Get together with castmates to run lines. Share show details on social media (including dates and links to buy tickets!) Offer to help the artistic team set up …

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How to Deal With a "Queen Diva"

How to Deal With a “Queen Diva”

Recently I received an email from a friend, who I'll call "Ms. X": "Hey Kerry - new blog post idea for you.  How to deal with a Queen Diva when working on a production... The last show I worked on had the BIGGEST Diva I have ever encountered in my life.  I had heard about …

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