Self-Care for Performers - 5 Useful Tips

Self-Care for Performers: 5 Useful Tips

Performing is an extremely strenuous pastime, both physically and emotionally. Acting, singing, dancing, stage combat (often all at the same time!) can take its toll on you. No matter whether you are a professional performer or part of a community theatre production, it's crucial that all performers take good care of themselves in order to …

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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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A Visual Crash Course in Shakespeare’s Tragedies

There's a saying that you can tell whether you're watching a Shakespearean comedy or tragedy with this easy litmus test: if everyone gets married, you're watching a comedy, and if everyone dies, you're watching a tragedy. (What about those pesky "history" plays? That's another can of worms altogether!) Since you've determined that what you're watching (in this …

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Thankful Thursday: Cultivating Simplicity

This isn't my home... but I wish it was! There hasn't been a lot going on around these parts right now (other than it getting REALLY cold today... ugh, winter!) but that's not necessarily a bad thing. I've been thinking a lot about simplifying and scaling back. Life has a way of speeding up too much …

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Wednesday Words of Wisdom – Alan Rickman

"Actors are agents of change. A film, a piece of theater, a piece of music, or a book can make a difference. It can change the world." - Alan Rickman, actor (Harry Potter series, Love Actually, Sweeney Todd)