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!

NOTE: Barbra will be on hiatus through August and September. The ACT podcast will return in the fall.  Have a lovely summer!

 

EP #12: 12 Tips for Learning Your Lines

EP #12: 12 Tips for Learning Your Lines

Actors of all ages struggle with learning their lines. It’s just part of the job that we have to get through until things start to gel. But there are ways of making it easier and more effective. The trick is to find out which ways you learn best, and then use a combination of those.

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EP #11: Move It or Lose It

EP #11: Move It or Lose It

Moving around the stage is more than just what we think of as ‘blocking’, and today, I’m going to talk about some of the things that actors should and shouldn’t do when when it comes to movement and stage business.

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EP #10 The Problem with Innovation

EP #10 The Problem with Innovation

I love creativity and out of the box thinking, especially when it comes to art. But when I look at all the technological innovation happening with theatrical performance today, I have to ask: is it really theatre?

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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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Website: vitatheatre.ca

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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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