The dates and times are a blur. Did I meet Frank Wallace the year he became director of the BCGS or was it later? Did I study with him in 2011 or 2012 or 2013? When did he and Nancy sit on my deck and eat grilled haddock with a mango chutney where Nancy accidentally … Read more
Self-consciousness, self-doubt, hesitation, and fear of rejection are common feelings for beginning performers. Pros are often not anxious but bored doing what they have done a thousand times before. In both situations, the performer is emotionally absent and going through the motions. If we wish to connect with the audience at a deeper level, we cannot let our anxiety or our boredom show.
BCGS member Steve Rapson presents some practical guidelines for more effective performances, distilled from his book, The Art of the Soloperfomer: A Field Guide To Stage & Podium.