What's In My Stage Combat Bag?

What’s In My Stage Combat Bag?

As I do more and more stage combat work, I've found that it's super useful to have a bag or kit with my stage combat supplies in it, so I can grab it and get to rehearsals! As an independent artist with a lot of commitments on my plate (directing, teaching, writing and blogging, stage …

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Tiny Theatre Tips #9: Make The Time

Tiny Theatre Tips #9: Make The Time

Tiny Theatre Tips #9: Make The Time This tip is not only for theatre people, but for everyone in general... If you want to be successful, you will put in the time to get there. If you want to improve, you will make the time to practice. If you want to master a skill, you will put …

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Tiny Theatre Tips #8: Update Your Resume

Tiny Theatre Tips #8: Update Your Resume

Tiny Theatre Tips #8: Update Your Resume This is a really simple tip, but it's easy to forget -- keep your resume updated. Every time you complete a new gig, take a new class, or master a new skill, be sure to include it on your resume. When you go to an audition or job …

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Tiny Theatre Tips #7: Practice, Practice, Practice

Tiny Theatre Tips #7: Practice, Practice, Practice

There's an old joke in the theatre world that goes, "How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice." You may not be trying to get to Carnegie Hall, but no matter what, if you're an actor-type, you need to practice... and not just during rehearsals. If you want to succeed at acting, you …

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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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