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IMPROVING YOUR ACTING SKILLS!
We are often asked by students and parents how a student actor can improve. Below is a list of ideas.
1. Attend shows!
You do not need to travel to New York to see a good show. There are many opportunities to see shows right here in the Lakes Region. Watch the paper for shows at other middle and high schools. There are several community theaters in the area: The Winnipesaukee Players, Streetcar Company, The Village Players and The Little Church Theater. If you expand the region from Plymouth to Concord, you could see a show every weekend.
Can’t afford to attend live theater? You can find many shows on YouTube.
2. Audition, A LOT!
Every audition is a chance to hone your skills. Even if you do not get a role you will learn by seeing what different directors and music directors look for when you audition for them.
3. Do more than just school shows!
You wouldn’t expect to become a concert pianist, NFL quarterback, or bestselling author without lots of practice. You can’t improve your stage skills in just two shows a year. The community theaters listed above often have shows that are open to students. The Winnipesaukee Playhouse has a program for children and a program for teens. They also have a summer internship program for teens as does the Interlakes Summer Theater. Check out their websites for more information.
4. Take voice lessons!
Raw skill is great but we all know it takes training and practice to develop talent. A voice teacher can help you improve your range, teach you proper techniques, recommend songs for auditions and help you learn to deliver a song well.
Can’t afford voice lessons? Join a choir. You can learn a lot about proper breathing, harmony, and technique by singing with a choir.
Just remember, singing pop, country or rock music is different from singing for musical theater.
5. Take dance lessons
Raw skill is great but we all know it takes training and practice to develop talent. A dance teacher will teach you proper technique, improve your rhythm and balance.
Can’t afford dance lessons? You can find plenty of dance lessons online.
Just remember, hip-hop, modern, and ballet are different from dancing for musical theater.
Basically, the answer to this question is PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!
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Job well done!
This article was written for college students, but it works for anyone in theater and in life!
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