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!
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.
Today’s offer is a fun and interesting take on an acting self-evaluation, as we look at what some of our favourite foam and fleece characters can tell us about ourselves. Bork bork bork!
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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!)
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.
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).
Auditions can strike fear into the heart of even the most experienced community theatre actor. But it doesn’t have to be that way, and Barbra shares a story of how she overcame her dread of auditions by taking a walk on the director’s side.
This week we'll talk about how to prepare for the big day when theatres open again. There's a lot to do to get ready, and we really need to shine for the audience when they come back, if we want to keep them. (00:13) You're...
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...
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.