Side Coaching Exercise for Actors: How to Use It, Benefits for Actors

Use side coaching in scene work.

  You can use this side coaching exercise when working with actors in class or on a show. Side coaching can be useful in a few ways. Primarily, it gets performers to act and react without thinking. That is to develop and

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Creative Drama for the Classroom: Life & Three Entrances Activity

This activity is based on the Three Entrances exercise in Uta Hagen's book Respect for Acting.

  Many solid acting exercises are simply an extension of or associated with everyday life. That’s certainly the case with the Three Entrances activity in this blog which was inspired by Uta Hagen’s Three Entrances acting exercise. Here’s a considered

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Matilda: From Books To Broadway!

Matilda the Musical Broadway offers students positive messages

  The Magic of Matilda Matilda is a magical musical, mesmerizing imaginative young minds. If you are an educator who has read the original book by Roald Dahl, or seen the 1996 movie directed by Danny DeVito starring the young

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Creative Drama for The Classroom: Acting Through Animals

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This acting exercise gets students focused on doing rather than thinking. This is useful and fun for every age, from pre-school through college. Get out of your head and into your body! As an acting teacher, one of the biggest

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Learning & Teaching about Cinderella: From Books to Broadway

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Imagine: You, your students, chaperones, perhaps other educators, all eagerly surrendering your tickets and retrieving the stubs, slowly making your way to the assigned seated area. It may be some of your students first time seeing a Broadway production, or

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