“There’s not really a lot to explore until you know it so well, backwards and forwards, one hundred and fifty percent, that you can say it backwards and forwards, one hundred and fifty percent.” – Robert Downey Jr. on Inside the Actor’s Studio I very much so agree with this, but I also understand … More Preparation and Memorization: Robert Downey Jr.
Last year, I traveled to England as my summer trip (I also did this for spring break, but didn’t go as extensivally). Most of you know why I went to England twice in one year, and for those of you who don’t, well, my sister and boyfriend decided to run away to the UK for … More At home with the Shakespeares
“We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing – an actor, a writer – I am a person who does things – I write, I act – and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.” … More We are nouns, we are verbs
Forgive me, but I found this and could not help myself from posting. This man HATES musicals, and while I do like them, I did find some of his critizim true for myself and also very funny. Can any of you guess what I agree with in this post? Originally posted by Richard Nilsen Musical … More To sing the unbearable song
“We’re not a shop. It’s unfortunate we need people’s money, but we’re not selling something. That’s why I hate the word ‘production’: it’s not produced, it’s a ceremony, it’s a ritual, it is something which is very important for your mental strength, and you should go out of the theatre stronger and more human than … More I hate the word ‘Production’
Below are excerpts from an essay J.R.R. Tolkien wrote on Fantasy and Escaping into another reality. Please enjoy! I PROPOSE to speak about fairy-stories, though I am aware that this is a rash adventure. Faerie is a perilous land, and in it are pitfalls for the unwary and dungeons for the overbold. And overbold I … More J.R.R. Tolkien, On Fairy Stories
I’ve broken the season book into three different ones as well. One book for each play! http://www.blurb.com/user/store/franzam A Midsummer Night’s Dream Brigadoon Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
Dear Mequon Moms and the PTA of Mequon-Thiensville School District In every community there is a demographic, a special interest group, who hold a particular majority of power. Due to the socioeconomic makeup of that community their voices ring out a little louder than everyone elses. It doesn’t necessarily stem from the fact that they … More Dear MTSD Parents
This point comes up every time I work with an actor. I spent 20 years of my life as an actor trying to sort this out. And another 20 years as a director and coach. Let’s start with the question – ‘What is a character?’ – a character is a person from real-life or fiction … More You or the Character?
It took longer then I thought, but finally I have put together a photo book for this years theatre season. This is a great way to remember all the plays and friends you made over the year. It includes photos from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Homecoming Parade, Brigadoon, Stage Crew, The Musical Comedy Murders … More Reality Not Required Photo Book