The Director’s Cut
Director, Actor’s Cultural Theatre
ACT members Ed Casas and Tuwana Dumond performing sketch-comedy at The Catskills Comedy Club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Non-Acting Tips for Actors
While performing with a sketch-comedy group I had thought of some helpful little tips on acting that had little to do with performing.
- Arrive On Time
This is one of those little tips in life that I have to remind myself of. While South Florida has its host of traffic nightmares, you being 15 minutes late could be wasting the time of your fellow cast-mates and could be perceived as a lack of commitment to the production.
- Bring Your Script
Ultimately it is the individual actor’s job to have their script in their hands.
- Bring and Use Props & Costuming
Get used to performing with props and complicated costuming while in rehearsal. Do not mime a gun with a pointed finger, nor hold an invisible phone; incorporate the props as soon as possible and get used to performing in high-heels, mask, cape, whatever the costuming is that can potentially cause issues during the final performance.
- Have Somebody On Script
Complicated dialogue or not, having one cast or crew-member on script will insure that the writer’s intent is fulfilled.