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"Every scene you will ever act begins in the middle, and it is up to you, the actor, to provide what comes before." - Michael Shurtleff PerformerStuff.com: monologues, 32-bar cuts, and full sheet music. #theatre #actinginspiration #thespians #acting #musicaltheatre #actingquotes
Pinning this as the roof of my old theatre group caved in this morning and they're now demolishing it. It was an unstable, small, ancient building, but...Generations of memories. Props. Photographs. Light and sound equipment. Autographs. And nothing was saved. The people that grew up acting there have become family over the years. And we still are... RIP Creative Dramatics Workshop.
You have your dramatic, comedic, and classic monologue ready to go at a moments notice, right? Good job, actor! Keep them fresh by pulling them out once in a while. And instead of practicing with them… play with them. Take the time find new values, beats, phrasing, and emotion in your words. Let your monologues breathe a little. We find playing with our monologues keeps them from becoming stagnant and, dare we say it… over-rehearsed?! Some of these sound a bit kooky. But, hey, we did ...