Whether you're a rockstar who loves the spotlight or a reluctant public speaker, everyone gets the jitters from time to time. These acting tips will give you the tools you need to breathe success into any presentation. Next seminar: 24 June at 7pm
Have you got what it takes?
In association with Crooked Teeth Theatre, we're offering a 5 day camp to get you prepared for acting school including coaching on how to choose, rehearse and perform audition monologues.
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WHERE'S MY MONEY? by John Patrick Shanley
Wednesday, June 3rd - Wednesday, June 10th 8pm Nightly
"Sardonic and caustic, WHERE'S MY MONEY? vivisects the institution of marriage with Shanley's inimitable razor-sharp wit."
~ Dramatists Play Service
â€œ..[a] semi-surrealist comedy about revenge, retribution, and the emotional and physical scars of modern relationshipsâ€¦Shanley's gift for acid-laced one-liners and emotionally tumescent exchanges is certainly potent... WHEREâ€™S MY MONEY? suggests some intriguing ideas about the dangerous way men and women work out humiliations and frustrations from their past on their current partnersâ€¦â€
Theatre Plexus presents SCRATCH
by Charlotte Corbel-Coleman
June 4 - 13th at Havana Theatre
1212 Commercial Drive
SCRATCH is a moving coming-of-age tale about growing up, losing a loved one, and dealing with a raging case of head lice. Simultaneously.
Theatre Plexus is proud to be partnering on this project with the Living Through Loss Counselling Society of BC to raise funds for the Judy Capes Memorial Fund. All donations collected throughout the run will provide counselling and group therapy support to women at risk.
Written by Toronto playwright Charlotte Corbeil-Coleman, SCRATCH was nominated for the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play in 2009, was a prizewinner in the Herman Voaden Playwriting Competition, and was shortlisted for the 2010 Governor General's Award for English Language Drama.
Directed by Genevieve Fleming
Featuring Eileen Barrett, David Bloom, Tamara McCarthy, Caitlin McCarthy, Stephanie Izsak, and Markian Tarasiuk
Scratch was originally produced by Toronto's Factory Theatre in 2008 and was nominated for the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play in 2009.
Roof of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 West Georgia Street.
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If you're like most people, you experience some jitters around the idea of public speaking. These 5 steps won't make your nerves disappear completely, but they will make your life on stage A LOT easier.
1. Rehearse your links: You don't need to know your speech word for word.
You don't need to spend hours rehearsing every day either. All you really need is to know which points to hit when. . . READ FULL ARTICLE
Have you ever wondered what the point of tongue twisters was? Ever felt like they don't do very much? You probably learned tongue twisters as a child. When you're a kid the entire point of tongue twisters is to go faster than the kid next to you.
So what possible application can they have in real life?
Contrary to popular belief the point of tongue twisters is NOT to go a fast as you can. Not initially anyway. . . READ FULL ARTICLE
The applause fades away and you're standing at the podium looking into a sea of faces. You've got this. You glance one last time at your notes, fill your air with lungs and begin speaking. Your voice is strong and clear and you can feel the crowd listening intently to what you're saying. About a minute in you notice your mind is wandering, you see someone shift in their seat, you get distracted and look back at the notes you were certain you wouldn't need.
By the time you get to the end you are tongue tied, your palms are sweating, your voice is wavering and all you can think of is how wonderful it will feel to get the hell off this podium and back into your seat.
So what went wrong?
You forgot to breathe. Obviously you were taking in oxygen, you didn't faint or fall over. But remember that lovely big breath you started off with? You didn't get another one of those.â€œBut I can't take a deep breath while I'm speaking!â€ I hear you protest. â€œThat will take way too long! No-one wants to sit there and watch me breathe. I'll lose my audience.â€ The truth is exactly the opposite. . . READ FULL ARTICLE