Five Facts for Surviving in the Theatre – Do You Want a Career in the Performing Arts?

Too often those who are considering going into the theatre don’t understand the business in which they are interested. There are some common mistakes that those who are of high school and college age make. These including limiting their geographic

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Tips for Directing a Farce- Fast, Clear, Clean, and Articulate Equals Funny

It’s interesting but farces, which should be hilarious, are often deadly on stage, and often it’s not the fault of the playwright. In fact, most audiences have witnessed some very fine farces given very poor productions, making them dull, slow,

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for Any Theatre Student or Practitioner Wanting to Grow

If you’re someone studying theatre arts, you should certainly be focused on getting better at what you do. If you’re in the business, you should be doing the same. Improvement and growth are essential to your being employed for the

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Theatrical Training and Professionalism: The Power of Being Actively Curious

There’s something to be said for being curious, especially in an artistic profession such as theatre. By “curious” I mean not just wanting to know something, but being driven to find the answer, no matter what roadblocks arise. Perhaps its

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Long Island Kindergarten Show Cancelled for College Prep Test: Why This Makes No Sense

It was reported by many news sources, and it made headlines when the principal of the Harley Avenue Elementary School in Elmwood, which is located on Long Island, cancelled the annual kindergarten variety show. Why was it shutdown? This was

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Teaching Directing: Two Different Approaches and Finding a Balance, Part II

In Part I, of Teaching Directing: Two Different Approaches and Finding a Balance, we focused on the benefits of having directing students work from the outside in. That is, focusing on text, directing skills and techniques, and proper interpretation of

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