A very nice Wall Street Journal article about the unique quality of the live experience – sometimes, it’s in the spontaneous response of the audience…
A very intriguing metaphor for theatre and performance arts has been written into a post at HowlRound (a great blog on theatre).
So, most actor’s resumes will include a section at the bottom labeled “special skills” – which are often unique abilities that don’t fit anywhere else in the resume, but might impact casting considerations. Sometimes they are practical skills that might be a part of a particular role (like juggling or playing an instrument), but sometimes they are more like great conversation starters (fire-baton twirling). Playbill.com put up an article that asked 60 actors what their “special skills” are.
I only list playing musical instruments and singing as mine. I can do several dialects, but I’d hate to be asked to prove it on the spot…
Often in our business we get to create what the audience views as magical. This video I believe is an example of that. The character development and artistic creation come together to draw us into caring about this creature/character. I really enjoyed this TED talk and I hope you will like it as well.
You may also watch it here: Handspring Puppet Company: The genius puppetry behind War Horse
In a recent interview with NPR’s Fresh Aire, actress Meryl Streep discussed the value of opera training she received in her youth, and how it has helped her with her work today, which has been lauded specifically for her ability with accents and vocal transformations. Check out the LA Times article here.
As the new academic year comes upon us, we thought it fit to share a great article from a few months back by Carey Wallace about the importance of discipline in the life of a creative person – not just working hard at your art, but having discipline in all aspects that can affect your art (sleep, studying, diet, exercise, social interaction, and certainly your spiritual life).
Theatre performance major Eleanor Baxter was featured in a local Jackson online publication about her part-time job at a local diner! Check it out!
We are proud to have our Theatre Festival featured in an article in the Clarion-Ledger, Jackson’s local paper. Check out the online version of the article here.
Click here to learn about the “World’s First Bicycle Rickshaw Theatre”, a ministry of Imagine the Word, an arts ministry organization founded by Hunter Barnes. This ministry would create a portable theatre stage on the back of a New York City bicycle rickshaw, easily transportable through the city streets, which would fold out for performances that would share the Gospel to the NYC public. The informational video is on a website built to accept donations to help fund the project.