Why Acting Is More Than Just Memorizing Your Lines

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We hear you, actors—when you’re in the audition room, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and just focus on the task at hand: Getting your lines out and acting them to the best of your ability. But you have to remember that unless you’re taking into account the greater story in which these lines fall, you’re cutting yourself short! Here, acting coach and Backstage Expert Mel Mack explains why telling the whole story is so important.

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Mel Mack
Mel owns and operates Mel Mack Acting Studio (MMAS), offering educational programming, ranging from classes and workshops to career coaching and advice sessions. Mel also runs a Casting Support business, running casting sessions that position her in the room.
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