Warm Up Exercises Prior To Rehearsal

By Victoria Guthrie Warm Up Exercises Prior To Rehearsal Today’s rehearsal for Blood Sky began with a group of actors warming up which lasted about 30 minutes. These exercises are energy based and meant to release tension from the body and get energy free flowing throughout your being. Grounding is particularly important for an actor…

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Insights from Rehearsal

By Victoria Guthrie Should you pause at the beginning of a monologue? Today’s rehearsal for Blood Sky reminded me not to pause at the beginning of a line in a monologue. You will lose the interest of the audience. Start the sentence immediately, if you want to pause mid sentence or an image comes to…

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Solidifying lines in rehearsal

By Victoria Guthrie I was away for 10 days and had a terrific rehearsal full of depth and exploration today despite my previous absence from the cast. One of the reasons is I know the lines! When an actor is off book, there is complete freedom to take direction and react to others. The text…

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Voices from Rehearsal at Blood Skye

By Victoria Guthrie Table work is usually the first step of a rehearsal process. The rehearsal process for “Blood Sky” began with two days of table work. Day 1 we met everyone, read the script and brainstormed for ideas on getting special groups, press and industry to attend the show. Day 2 was a long…

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Victoria’s Interview for Blood Skye

Janet Bentley, Producing Director at T. Schreiber Theatre, interviews Victoria Guthrie who plays Lily in the upcoming T. Schreiber production of Blood Sky. Victoria Guthrie Janet Bentley 1. Janet – Tell me about the character you’re playing in Blood Sky by Yasmine Beverly Rana. Victoria – I am playing Lilly, Jolie’s mom. Lilly got pregnant…

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Difference Between Stage and Screen

By Victoria Guthrie I have done many independent films and today’s rehearsal reminded me of one inherent difference between stage and screen. When you’re on camera, you are often touching shoulders with the other actor, i.e. in a two shot, or practically touching noses in a scene where two actors are speaking to each other;…

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Interview with Peter Jensen

By Victoria Guthrie Interview my friend and director extraordinaire (in my opinion) PETER JENSEN. Taken from Facebook Interview at https://www.facebook.com/VGUTHRIEACTOR/posts/540047309417258 Question One: Victoria – Hi Peter, I know you waited three years to get the rights to produce The Pillowman at T.Schreiber Studio and that this play was your first choice of three plays which…

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