Our Podcast Episodes

Artistic Director Barbra French offers community theatre artists tips, tricks and stories to help them prepare for theatre re-openings and raise the bar on their knowledge and performance skills.  These 5-10 minute weekly podcasts will cover a wide range of topics, such as tips on voice production, character building, taking (or giving) notes, script analysis, speaking the actors’ language (for directors) and so much more.  Join us, theatre lovers!

EP #9 Ten Vocal Hacks to Get Your Lines to the Back Row

EP #9 Ten Vocal Hacks to Get Your Lines to the Back Row

Can I just say, the phrase “vocal hacks” makes me cringe a bit?

Actors: If you’ve ever heard your director say, “I can’t hear you!” and directors: if you can’t seem to get your actor to project to the back, or even the middle row, then this week’s podcast is for you. Here are my top 10 vocal…hmmm…hacks.

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EP #7: Talking to Actors

EP #7: Talking to Actors

This week I’ll be looking at how directors can communicate with their actors more effectively. (Actors, you’ll want to eavesdrop on this one!)

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EP #6: 3 Steps to Better Monologues

EP #6: 3 Steps to Better Monologues

Monologues. We love to hate to love them. But why? What’s the problem, exactly, with speaking solo on stage? Well, I’m glad you asked! Here are 3 steps to stronger, more engaging monologues.

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EP #5 How to Read a Script

EP #5 How to Read a Script

What does every actor do the moment they get their script? Be honest, now. You highlight your lines, don’t you? This week I’ll explain why you shouldn’t (at least not right away).

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EP #2: Is This the End of Live Theatre?

EP #2: Is This the End of Live Theatre?

This week, before we do anything else about acting, I’m going to look at the big, fat, elephant in the room:  Will 2020 be the end of live theatre? You're listening to Acting for Community Theatre––a little show with big...

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EP #1: My First Big Mistake

EP #1: My First Big Mistake

For my first Acting for Community Theatre (ACT) podcast, I’m diving in on my first big podcasting mistake, and what it can tell us about (arguably) the most important aspect of performing on stage.

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