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HOW TO

1. Find your advantage An interesting life makes for an interesting actor. What’s your other job? Every actor I know has at least one, maybe more...

1. Let the stories represent themselves The Equal Representation for Actresses Campaign focuses on redressing the balance in commissioned work. Commissioning is so important if, as...

1. Prepare Researching the plays I am working on was challenging as both playwrights lived in such tumultuous times. The more knowledge I absorbed, the more...

1. Dive in You do not necessarily have to do a comedy course to try stand-up comedy. Do watch professional stand-up comics, check out local new...

1. Puppets are just like people* When an audience watches a puppet, we want them to suspend their disbelief in the same way they do when...

1. Choose a platform There are many blogging platforms out there, so it’s worth exploring all the options. I use WordPress, one of the most popular,...

1. Set your budget Budgetary concerns play a decisive role and are best addressed at the start. The budget helps you to determine the scope of your...

1. Believe in the piece There’s probably not much worse than having to get your kit off in a show that you don’t believe in. Luckily...

1. Plan and play Being a theatre polymath is fun and, unless you’ve got money-buttered bread, necessary. How many hats you wear is up to you,...

1. How is the story bigger than you? The key question in the play will be: what is this particular story inviting your audience to consider?...

1. Beats In comedy plays there are beats within the text, but I’m focusing here on physical beats: a movement (or sometimes a dead stillness)...

1. The belief mindset A solid belief in your abilities, training and business strategy is vital to increasing your confidence and advancing your career. Here is...
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