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 you mid sentence, that’s fine.

Give it a try.

Should an actor stay still or move?

Another terrific rehearsal for Blood Sky reminds us that stillness will always win the attention of the audience over actors that are moving.
Often, actors feel uncomfortable doing nothing and start creating things to do with their arms etc. Don’t, you are interesting just being present.

Ilene Starger has a terrific Backstage article about stillness. “What Brilliant Actors Can Teach You About Being Still“.

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