Way back in middle school (okay, three years ago,) I was in a production of "Hoodie" by Lindsay Price. If you know this play, then you know that it is a daunting show for a group of 7th & 8th graders. It pushes you to look at the lives of the misfits, the odd balls, and the popular.
"Modesty is a virtue that can never thrive in public… A man must be his own trumpeteer, he must write or dictate paragraphs of praise in the newspapers, he must dress, have a retinue, and equipage, he must ostentatiously publish to the world his own writings with his name, and must write even some panegyrics upon... them . . . and must perpetuate his fame." - John Adams
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You killed at your audition, you have a great reputation in the community. You’re in a kick-ass show. Now how do you maintain this magic to make sure that you are moving forward in your acting career? For sure, don’t piss off your director. Hollywood is known for it’s good actors. And believe me, your director can be one of them. Behind many a smile, “No worries”, or “We’ll make it work” phrase, could be a determined decision to never to work with you again. Surely not everything that an actor does is judged harshly, but there are a few unpardonable sins to be avoided and some things that are an absolute must.
I am excited to share a wonderful show with you that is heartfelt, poignant, and a great fit for a theatre of any size. Out Of My Head is a thought-provoking musical portrait by Ryan Scott Oliver and Kirsten Guenther. Minimal scenic and costume requirements make Out Of My Head easy to produce on a shoestring budget. In addition, I think your cast will love delving into the characters — they are complex, deeply-layered, and provide excellent training opportunities in character development. The collaborative nature of the show lends itself to a wonderful ensemble experience.
This article written by Michael Gioia for Playbill.com about the art of theatrical sound design was incredibly informative. It provides great insight into this often unknown and misunderstood artform. Legendary sound designer Abe Jacob will be recognized for his career in the field at the Live Design Awards, but this season’s sound designers will not be recognized by the Tony Awards. Jacob explains why the art form is important and why these designers should be honored on Broadway’s biggest night.