The Craft

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    ACTeen's Rita Litton on Objectives for Young Actors

    Acting is doing. An actor doesn't come onstage to feel an emotion but to do something. An actor should choose a strong objective.

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    You Can't Think and Act

    The great philosopher Yogi Berra once said, "You can't think and hit a baseball at the same time." Those words of wisdom hold true for a lot of other things too, including improvising on stage.

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    To Protect and Sing

    Vocal coach John Henny preaches three simple rules for keeping your voice in shape: sleep, water, and vocalize.

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    Raphael Sbarge Says the Work is What Matters

    A star on ABC's "Once Upon a Time," actor and teacher Raphael Sbarge sees every audition as an opportunity to hone in on your weaknesses and strengths.

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    The Root of Good Acting (Pt. 4)

    The first common mistake that will lead you down a very bad path is judging the character.  To me, the root of all prejudice stems from our inability to see ourselves in other people.

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    Staying Fresh and Alive With Theater for One

    Ana Margineanu, director of the recent “Hotel Project,” discusses the ways in which performers and spectators feed and replenish one another.

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    What Is This Thing Called Craft?

    Lee Strasberg once said, "Every actor needs a craft which is commensurate with his talent." Stella Adler said, "Without craft there can be no art."

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    The Character of You

    Teacher Matt Hoverman shares his three keys to successful autobiographical solo shows.

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    Play Is the Thing

    Children under the age of 5 easily slip into imaginary worlds of their own making. Is it possible that they hold the keys to understanding the fundamentals of acting?

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    Your Character's Soundtrack

    As many actors know from experience, listening to music can help you prepare to act. Depending upon your selection, it can calm you down or pump you up.