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Exercise: whisper and shout

The following exercise gives students the opportunity to explore different ways of approaching and interpreting a scene with two people, using two different volume levels: just whisper and shout. It challenges students to act outside their comfort zones, use safe voice projection techniques, and analyze a character's lines. Note: You…

Six second cutscenes

Can you tell a great story in six minutes? How about six seconds? You certainly can. Before TikTok, there was Vine — a short-form video hosting app where users created and shared six-second looping videos. Even within the limit of six seconds, creators have managed to create fascinating and funny…

Audition Toolkit

Auditions require more than talent. Even the most talented students need confidence, communication, active listening, flexibility, a strong work ethic, and adequate preparation. Audition Toolkit can help! This easy-to-use e-book contains 22 articles, exercises, and listening templates to help teachers incorporate the development of listening skills into the curriculum. Plus…

a game of getting to know you

I've yet to meet a student who isn't excited (inwardly or outwardly!) at the start of a new semester or first rehearsal when they hear their teacher say, "Okay, let's go around the circle and share an interesting fact about ourselves themselves!" So. Much. Pressure. Here's a game that helps…