It is the week before a high school dance and, as a boy, you have no idea what to do. You want to look your best. in order to make a great first impression on your friends and to the ladies. In order to look “frosh,” you have to plan ahead of time and make sure that you are already looking your best. What you wear to the dance and how you act determines your total outlook and how you want to be perceived as. It is critical that you know where to shop for clothes.
“I really started dreaming... and broke out of my shyness when I got to Howard University. My first acting class was an Intro to Acting class with Professor Bay, who really broke me out of my shell, encouraged me to follow my dreams and make them a reality” (Gross). I’m going to talk about how to open the door of show business into Hollywood and show you how to potentially reach success. Many talented actors don’t succeed in show business because they forget the first rule: show business is a business. So what I’m going to tell you here briefly covers the business details behind the world of film, television, and theatre. In order to better understand your role in the larger scheme of show business, you need to understand the wants and needs of the wealthiest people in the industry. The business of acting is simple. You help others make money, and they’ll help you make money. But first, you need to figure out how show business really works.
The outstanding component of acting is that it is an aspect that calls for a wide variety of skills. A single person to form a totally different personality from that possessed by the acting person must synchronize these skills. Some of the most common skills necessary for an actor are vocal projection, physical expressiveness, speech clarity, well-developed imagination, emotional facility drama interpretive ability. Also not to forget mentioning other important capabilities that an actor must have are; utilization of accents, body languages, dialects, improvisation, mimicry, emulation, stage combat and observation (Jurkowski and Francis 44). Another fascinating fact about acting is that it combines both talent and special training programs. Due to this fact it offers opportunities to any person who has an interest in becoming a theatre performer. The training has as well availed a chance for the emergence of professional actors who never seize from learning new elements from now and then. These people are among those who undergo training in various sub-disciplines making them diverse and multifunctional. An actor can be good at singing, dancing, partner work, scene work among others. Bundling all these qualities into one single person is a fascinating element which makes them fit for any duty that might be availed to them. Therefore acting as
I went to acting workshops to perfect my monologue for my audition. After I auditioned, the director commented on my improvement; I felt acknowledged and that maybe I would get a part. When the cast list was posted, I again dashed to it and scanned it. It took no time for my eyes to catch the sight of my name, "Shyanne Leon" written on the cast list. I was casted as "fairy" and had no lines. I felt irrelevant to the production, but I did not want to take my part for granted so I stuck with it. It was a great experience, but I could not help but wonder why I got such a small part when the director said I had improved, and I began to doubt my acting
First, the author uses dialect, or a certain way someone or a group of people talk to make the audience laugh. In my book, the author designs the character’s personalities to be unique and have some of the character’s have a certain dialect. One example, “But hic!hic! You cannot hic!hic! Go!” (P.37) The author makes Hiccup have an intense case of hiccups that interrupt him when
As I sat enveloped in her story of overcoming conclusions, she taught my heart to embrace each quirky part of myself. I identified with Elle Woods’ need to prove herself. This idea of accepting individuality provided me with the courage to audition for my first show, the Arvada Center’s production of Footloose. Since that first nerve-racking, nail-biting experience, I have come to find myself through each move I dance onstage. Getting my first big role, the Dragon in a production of Shrek, I poured my heart out, knowing the people ready to judge and mock were watching. After the show, the peers who judged my intelligence approached me, saying things like, “I never knew you could sing like that.” Through performing I found myself again. I shifted back to the girl I was, the girl who cared about her morals. I want to perform, hoping to provide audience members with the ability to connect with characters who can offer them a point of realization, as Elle Woods did for me.
The morning of the dress rehearsal I go over my lines once more. The cast was told that we would go to first and second and then leave for third. Some people were so nervous they were biting, some running around with excitement. As for me I feel excited but as the show gets closer and closer my mind is having confits. We get to the stage and put on our costumes and makeup. My hands were so shaky I had to have someone else do my make up.
I never took myself as much of an actress, even though I chose the role. Every day, I go in the dressing room and put on my costume. My hair and makeup were done, and it’s show time. The bright spotlight comes directly onto me. The curtains open and it begins. I give the performance of a lifetime. It’s amazing how much the audience believes the story they’re being told. They’re gullible, but they’re not dumb. They know when the show goes sideways and that’s when they begin to ask questions. As always, I reassure them nothing is wrong, and the act is a hit. The curtains close, I return to my dressing room, and I take off the costume. I wish I could give the role back.
Many long nights have been spent rehearsing a complicated dance number, memorizing lines, or just resting my voice. I have tried to seize every opportunity to perform and have been blessed with some amazing roles, cast members, directors, and coaches. In addition, I have also experienced my fair share of disappointment. Lead roles I believed were perfect for me sometimes went to someone else. These failures taught me no matter how small a role may be, it is vastly important to the overall success of the play, and offers the actor a chance to grow and learn. Years ago, I promised myself when someone sees me perform, he or she will know I am giving 100% each and every
In ‘How to manage the transition from the rehearsal room to the theatre for the actors,’ Mitchell points out that the negotiation on the transition from the rehearsal room to the theatre must be deliberate and unhurried (200). Here, she warns that the actors would feel anxious and unconfident, so she suggests four ways to “reduce” the actors’ fear:
Closely monitor and check out for any upcoming castings and auditions in your area. You can get this information from the local casting offices and talent agencies in your area. You must also monitor any announcements that are being posted in the cultural and arts section of your local newspaper. You can also get this information from the cultural office and theatre directory in your community.
Tools of mine teacher make sure throughout the day each child’s meets all the part of his or her development learning. Tools of the Mind gives teachers the tools to ensure every child becomes a successful learner, developing the underlying cognitive, social and emotional skills needed to reach his or her development appropriate practices. On the other hand, teachers focus on helping children become intentional and reflective learners, creating a classroom in which instruction in all development domains, and reflect children’s learning capacity, rather than age-level expectations. The teacher I interview he got involved with this approach because it is what used by the organization he works at. As he learned about the curriculum, he grew to really like its approach, especially
The strengths and weaknesses of a committed actor can be paradoxical. For this area I chose to consult with an acting colleague of 17 years. I thought it was necessary to have an objective perspective to honestly describe what has been observed from someone that knows me, personally. The following paragraph from a close friend and veteran actor explains this quandary in her description of me.
Is it possible to look fashionable with a limited amount of money? Many women, especially college students and young adults, want to look stylish without emptying their bank account. This can be difficult to achieve because women want to be up to date with trends, but trends continuously change leaving them with little money. To help keep women from spending money on the next latest trend, they must know how to become fashionable while still able to save. Knowing where to begin is key to looking fashionable without breaking the bank. [Question]