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…
As a director, sometimes it can be frustrating as I wait for the line and the blocking to seamlessly meld into the actor’s work – but this may be going a bit too far. It really takes the ‘live’ out of ‘live theatre’…
This is an article about actor Neil McDonough (recognizable from Desperate Housewives and Band of Brothers), who has faced challenges as an actor because of the stand he’s taken on filming love scenes because of his religious beliefs.
Cast members of Murder in the Cathedral getting used to the stilts they will be wearing for their performance as the Knights who come to Canterbury to silence Archbishop Thomas Becket.
We are in the beginning stages of rehearsal, with some rough outline blocking done and some time spent on practical necessities (like stilt practice). We have a long way to go over the next few weeks, but we are all excited about the progress that we’ve made already.