Knowing the Future

Perhaps on of the biggest challenges I have had to face in any production is trying to make my characters spontaneous. I look at some of the performances I have seen and what I find has kept me most interested in a show (more often than not) is a performance which is unpredictable. I have […]

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Multiple Personality Disorder

In response to osullivankate Quite often, an actor will be confronted with an interesting choice; to take on several roles or look for something else. They have found someone else for the lead and supporting roles, and have had a hard time filling their smaller roles. In films, this is often what happens to an […]

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A question of beliefs

One challenge in playing a variety of characters is the taking on of different beliefs, and by beliefs, I am not referring to just religious ones. Any beliefs. Beliefs about the world, love, right and wrong, how to treat others, and so on. Trying to find a way to co exist with ideas and beliefs […]

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Too many chefs

Recently, I observed what, to me, was a rather entertaining situation at a take-away food outlet. After putting in a rather large order for five people, I watched as the staff gradually, or was that rapidly, succumb to stress. The boss, clearly getting more and more anxious, started berating his team which consisted of, I […]

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A Sense of Control

One would think that acting would be incredibly easy. After all, you’re given a script which gives you the words and occasionally some directions. Then you have a director who is there to tell you what to do right down to the way you stand. You memorise your lines, choreograph your movement, repeat on demand, […]

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