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Archive for March, 2009

Writing Positions Filled

By • Mar 28th, 2009 • Category: ShowBizRadio

Last month, we announced that ShowBizRadio was hiring writers. Many thanks to the people that have expressed interest in sharing their love of live theater by writing about their experiences. Indeed, some have already had several of their reviews published on the site. We are still talking with a few people, but for the next […]

The Instinct of An Actor

By • Mar 18th, 2009 • Category: An Actor's Advice

Those who read both my acting blog and this column will no doubt deduce that I am an ardent advocate of preparedness when it comes to all aspects of acting. I have given countless tips, advised on many scenarios, and shared numerous anecdotes pursuant to this firm belief of mine. As is said, fortune favors […]

Setography Defined

By • Mar 5th, 2009 • Category: ShowBizRadio

For my recent stage managing run of Prince William Little Theatre’s Pippin, one of my duties included coordinating the set changes, which were to only be done by the Players (the ensemble). Our set was made up of one large, stationary platform and six periactoids. A periactoid is a movable, triangular set piece. Each periactoid […]

Should You Memorize or Read Text?

By • Mar 4th, 2009 • Category: An Actor's Advice

A character must often read something in a play. A letter. A passage from a book. Anything on paper which the plot requires him to process on the moment. An actor playing such a scene has two choices. To memorize the written material as he does all of his other spoken lines, or to have […]