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Communication wins again!

Project...
Emote...
Listen...
React...

Project...
Emote...
Listen...
React...

Project...
Emote...
Listen...
React...

If I can just remember to do all 4 of these things at once...along with my lines...the show will go GREAT!

Project...
Emote...
Listen...
React...

Project...
Emote...
Listen...
React...

Project...
Emote...
Listen...
React...

An amazing thing happened at the last rehearsal tonight. While running lines for the mother/daughter scene that Susan and I do, she screwed it up in every way possible. At the end, she told our acting teacher that she hated the scene and that she couldn't do it and wanted it dropped from the show. After much dialogue about it, she got deeply emotional and was on the verge of crying. She finally admitted that she is nervous and was afraid of me. Not surprising I guess, since I tend to come down on her. Not when she blows her lines, because that's to be expected. But when she breaks character and purposely stops the scene after she makes a mistake - then I'm clearly agitated whether I verbalize it or not. All of us talked to her and convinced her that her love of the craft (acting) was more important than her nervousness and that she could get through the scene.

Once we ran the scene again -- it went better than ever! I even high-fived her because it was so damn good. She must have had that fear all bottled up for a long time. It was eating away at her and causing her to mess up the scene more and more. Isn't it amazing what a little open communication can do for a relationship!? Not just between couples, but between co-workers and (in this case) scene partners.

Yeah for communication!!!

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My dear, I'm hoping to make it to your play tonight...can you let me know the address? I know it's at 8 right?
Northwest Actors Studio at 8:00pm. 1100 E Pike St. The entrance is on 11th just 5 or 6 doors down from the Vogue.

Map and Directions here.