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Tips for performing and group work

Where are you?

It’s important early on in the rehearsal process to decide on the actual space you are going to use. Even if you can't rehearse in the actual space for the whole time, be aware of what set etc is going to be onstage. Draw some diagrams to help you plot your set.

Ask yourself:

  • Are you stuck upstage?
  • Are you masked by others?
  • Are people straining to hear you?
  • Have you got your back to the audience?
  • Do you look as if you're frightened of the audience?

Why?

  • Think about where you are and where others are at all times
  • If you can't see the audience, they can't see you!
  • Unless this is a deliberate strategy, make sure you can be seen and heard at all times.

What can you do to make sure you're seen?

Suggest a new direction to the group, and make sure you explain how you can't be seen or heard - this could be bad for the whole group.

Remember:

If you can't see the audience, they can't see you!

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