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Reply #30 posted 04/20/21 7:16am

Genesia

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alphastreet said:
I always wanted to be in a play or do a one person monologue, but never went that route. Anyone else in acting or wanted to act?
I take it you don't have theater groups where you live? I have a strange stage fright. As a kid I could participate in plays and do very well with no complaining but I preferred not and got off stage asap. Yet I had my kids in theatre group thru their entire childhood til they graduated hs but neither pursued it further. Though a couple in their group got some commercials, one got signed for a couple of Disney movies, eventually we lost contact with her. Haven't seen her in a long while. But I remember her mom had to be on set with her everyday like a fulltime job. Luckily they had a lot of family support. If you want to do this then you ought to.l at any available opportunity possible. Time moves awfully swiftly for something that doesn't exist.


As many shows as I've done, I still have terrible stage fright. I have a preshow music playlist that I listen to without fail and I always run lines for the top of the show (or my first entrance) with other actors in the green room, which helps a little. But until I make my entrance and get that first line out, I'm a mess. After that, I'm totally fine.

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Reply #31 posted 04/20/21 12:58pm

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onlyforaminute said:

alphastreet said:

I always wanted to be in a play or do a one person monologue, but never went that route. Anyone else in acting or wanted to act?



I take it you don't have theater groups where you live? I have a strange stage fright. As a kid I could participate in plays and do very well with no complaining but I preferred not and got off stage asap. Yet I had my kids in theatre group thru their entire childhood til they graduated hs but neither pursued it further. Though a couple in their group got some commercials, one got signed for a couple of Disney movies, eventually we lost contact with her. Haven't seen her in a long while. But I remember her mom had to be on set with her everyday like a fulltime job. Luckily they had a lot of family support.
If you want to do this then you ought to.l at any available opportunity possible. Time moves awfully swiftly for something that doesn't exist.


I’m sure there’s theatre groups, but I’m already involved in the poetry scene, and have been onstage many times to share poetry.

I’m sure I’ll be an extra or do a fringe play one day, but I don’t know what I would want it to be about at all
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Reply #32 posted 04/20/21 12:58pm

alphastreet

Genesia said:



onlyforaminute said:


alphastreet said:
I always wanted to be in a play or do a one person monologue, but never went that route. Anyone else in acting or wanted to act?

I take it you don't have theater groups where you live? I have a strange stage fright. As a kid I could participate in plays and do very well with no complaining but I preferred not and got off stage asap. Yet I had my kids in theatre group thru their entire childhood til they graduated hs but neither pursued it further. Though a couple in their group got some commercials, one got signed for a couple of Disney movies, eventually we lost contact with her. Haven't seen her in a long while. But I remember her mom had to be on set with her everyday like a fulltime job. Luckily they had a lot of family support. If you want to do this then you ought to.l at any available opportunity possible. Time moves awfully swiftly for something that doesn't exist.


As many shows as I've done, I still have terrible stage fright. I have a preshow music playlist that I listen to without fail and I always run lines for the top of the show (or my first entrance) with other actors in the green room, which helps a little. But until I make my entrance and get that first line out, I'm a mess. After that, I'm totally fine.



Aw that sounds like a good coping strategy
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Reply #33 posted 04/21/21 8:27am

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Genesia said:



onlyforaminute said:


alphastreet said:
I always wanted to be in a play or do a one person monologue, but never went that route. Anyone else in acting or wanted to act?

I take it you don't have theater groups where you live? I have a strange stage fright. As a kid I could participate in plays and do very well with no complaining but I preferred not and got off stage asap. Yet I had my kids in theatre group thru their entire childhood til they graduated hs but neither pursued it further. Though a couple in their group got some commercials, one got signed for a couple of Disney movies, eventually we lost contact with her. Haven't seen her in a long while. But I remember her mom had to be on set with her everyday like a fulltime job. Luckily they had a lot of family support. If you want to do this then you ought to.l at any available opportunity possible. Time moves awfully swiftly for something that doesn't exist.


As many shows as I've done, I still have terrible stage fright. I have a preshow music playlist that I listen to without fail and I always run lines for the top of the show (or my first entrance) with other actors in the green room, which helps a little. But until I make my entrance and get that first line out, I'm a mess. After that, I'm totally fine.


Yeah I've heard that a lot but it's not for me I don't get the joy of it. Oh well. My kids did and it helps.
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


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Reply #34 posted 04/21/21 8:30am

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alphastreet said:

onlyforaminute said:




I take it you don't have theater groups where you live? I have a strange stage fright. As a kid I could participate in plays and do very well with no complaining but I preferred not and got off stage asap. Yet I had my kids in theatre group thru their entire childhood til they graduated hs but neither pursued it further. Though a couple in their group got some commercials, one got signed for a couple of Disney movies, eventually we lost contact with her. Haven't seen her in a long while. But I remember her mom had to be on set with her everyday like a fulltime job. Luckily they had a lot of family support.
If you want to do this then you ought to.l at any available opportunity possible. Time moves awfully swiftly for something that doesn't exist.


I’m sure there’s theatre groups, but I’m already involved in the poetry scene, and have been onstage many times to share poetry.

I’m sure I’ll be an extra or do a fringe play one day, but I don’t know what I would want it to be about at all

It's good you're out there. It's an option.
Time keeps on slipping into the future...


This moment is all there is...
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Reply #35 posted 04/21/21 9:47am

alphastreet

Yes definitely an option! I would love to look back years from now and say I managed to do it. Also I know several acquaintances who participated in plays over the years so got in touch with them cause I started working on something for the stage
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Reply #36 posted 04/26/21 1:32pm

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i know for sure of a certain prominent person at this site who acts as if he were different org account holders while commenting/replying under different screen names/accounts....thats a form of acting
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Reply #37 posted 04/26/21 9:31pm

alphastreet

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i know for sure of a certain prominent person at this site who acts as if he were different org account holders while commenting/replying under different screen names/accounts....thats a form of acting


Sure is! I don’t know how one can have time on their hands to do that
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Reply #38 posted 04/27/21 1:26pm

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Never been an actor, but I always thought it looked like fun. Not sure if I could do it without getting too nervous. I once had to sing in front of a crowd of people. My knees were shaking, I just wanted to get it over with - lol.

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"She probably found her vagina". lol
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Reply #39 posted 04/27/21 1:34pm

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psychodelicide said:

Never been an actor, but I always thought it looked like fun. Not sure if I could do it without getting too nervous. I once had to sing in front of a crowd of people. My knees were shaking, I just wanted to get it over with - lol.


The last musical I did was over 10 years ago. I don't enjoy doing them (mostly because they require three times as much rehearsal as a straight play). But I did that one purely because singing was something that would take me WAY out of my comfort zone.

Also ... who could resist the change to play Mrs. Beaver in Narnia. lol

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Reply #40 posted 04/27/21 7:12pm

alphastreet

Genesia said:



psychodelicide said:


Never been an actor, but I always thought it looked like fun. Not sure if I could do it without getting too nervous. I once had to sing in front of a crowd of people. My knees were shaking, I just wanted to get it over with - lol.




The last musical I did was over 10 years ago. I don't enjoy doing them (mostly because they require three times as much rehearsal as a straight play). But I did that one purely because singing was something that would take me WAY out of my comfort zone.

Also ... who could resist the change to play Mrs. Beaver in Narnia. lol



Wow that’s an awesome role! I saw the play of that at a local university in the early 90s when I went to private school briefly, and knew then I wanted to do a play one day lol
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Reply #41 posted 04/28/21 3:18pm

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Genesia said:



psychodelicide said:


Never been an actor, but I always thought it looked like fun. Not sure if I could do it without getting too nervous. I once had to sing in front of a crowd of people. My knees were shaking, I just wanted to get it over with - lol.




The last musical I did was over 10 years ago. I don't enjoy doing them (mostly because they require three times as much rehearsal as a straight play). But I did that one purely because singing was something that would take me WAY out of my comfort zone.

Also ... who could resist the change to play Mrs. Beaver in Narnia. lol



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RIP, Prince. A legend has left us, and you will be forever missed. cry

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Reply #42 posted 04/28/21 3:57pm

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RJOrion said:

i know for sure of a certain prominent person at this site who acts as if he were different org account holders while commenting/replying under different screen names/accounts....thats a form of acting


But I give thumbs down... the performance is not very convincing and quite one dimensional
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Reply #43 posted 04/28/21 4:00pm

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My son has been studying acting since he was a little kid
He’s now in one of the premier colleges for that study
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Reply #44 posted 04/28/21 4:31pm

RJOrion

jjhunsecker said:

RJOrion said:

i know for sure of a certain prominent person at this site who acts as if he were different org account holders while commenting/replying under different screen names/accounts....thats a form of acting


But I give thumbs down... the performance is not very convincing and quite one dimensional
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i couldnt agree more
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Reply #45 posted 04/29/21 1:25pm

alphastreet

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My son has been studying acting since he was a little kid
He’s now in one of the premier colleges for that study


That’s exciting! A part of me wonders if I should have studied acting in university instead and where that would have taken me, but I was more into music then
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Reply #46 posted 04/29/21 2:27pm

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alphastreet said:

jjhunsecker said:
My son has been studying acting since he was a little kid He’s now in one of the premier colleges for that study
That’s exciting! A part of me wonders if I should have studied acting in university instead and where that would have taken me, but I was more into music then


I was one of the first students accepted for an acting specialist program at the university I attended. (I auditioned at the end of my freshman year.) My dad told me that if I majored in theatre, he wouldn't pay my tuition anymore. So I knuckled under and majored in what he wanted.

Years later (like … 20 years), he came to see a show I was in. Afterward he said, "You know … you're really good. You should keep at that." Gee ... thanks Dad. confused

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Reply #47 posted 04/29/21 4:17pm

alphastreet

Genesia said:



alphastreet said:


jjhunsecker said:
My son has been studying acting since he was a little kid He’s now in one of the premier colleges for that study

That’s exciting! A part of me wonders if I should have studied acting in university instead and where that would have taken me, but I was more into music then


I was one of the first students accepted for an acting specialist program at the university I attended. (I auditioned at the end of my freshman year.) My dad told me that if I majored in theatre, he wouldn't pay my tuition anymore. So I knuckled under and majored in what he wanted.



Years later (like … 20 years), he came to see a show I was in. Afterward he said, "You know … you're really good. You should keep at that." Gee ... thanks Dad. confused



Our dads should meet, mine didn’t encourage me to apply for arts and entertainment programs though he supported my vocal lessons and set up some piano gigs for me, but that’s all. I do like what I chose but sometimes wonder if I would have been happier pursuing entertainment, I got opportunities to share my music at different events over the years though, along with having a non related career, so it worked itself out
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Reply #48 posted 05/06/21 2:16pm

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I played a sheep in the school nativity play when I was 6 which was fucking bullshit casting on so many levels.

1) I’m a New Zealander (was in U.K) so it was a case of grotesque type casting.

2) As the only Jewish kid in the class, I should have been baby Jesus.

But, if you want to draw on my experience, I’d be happy to help in any way that I can.
If the milk turns out to be sour, I aint the kinda pussy to drink it!
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Reply #49 posted 05/08/21 5:45pm

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I played a couple of short roles in grade school and still remember my lines haha and yeah they should have definitely made you baby Jesus
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