Amateur dramatics form a vital and vibrant arm of the performing arts industries providing evenings of entertainment, hard-hitting drama and resurrections of long-since-forgotten plays up and down the country – theatre by the community for their community.
When it comes to politics and economics, it is fair to say that the arts have been hit badly in more recent years. Performing arts training is high up there at the moment in the spiralling costs of higher education -
Postmodern performances do not propose ways of intervening these realities, but simply illustrate their existence and raise awareness. The more challenging and risqué the subject matters become, the more susceptible the performance is to censorship.
Now that we have investigated some of the basic principles in Postmodern Theatre through how deconstruction can provide opportunities for opening interpretation we can start to explore some postmodern theatre that can be described as postmodern in practice.
So, you have worked hard, you’ve had a successful audition and finally landed yourself on a contract? Congratulations on getting there! However, before you sign on the dotted line, you have got some work to do.
Personal finance is one topic which is a matter of concern for all of us. It becomes even more difficult for an actor to manage his or her money and make sure that everything goes smooth by the end of the month.
If you've decided that acting is what you want to do, and you really want to make a living at it, and not have to take in other kinds of work as well, it's quite likely that you are going to need an acting agent to represent you and assist you in finding work.
Very often an actor or actress will send out their mailings to casting agents or talent agents and hear nothing back. This is a waste of your time, and in fact a waste of your money, and when you're beginning in acting, who has money to waste?
Would you describe yourself as confident? Many people working in theatre ironically suffer from confidence issues. Here I discuss how self-confidence can be boosted and re-defined to achieve a better approach to your work in theatre...
When you make the decision to take the plunge into the world of acting and theatre, it can seem incredibly daunting. Where to begin? How to start? -- Here I try to get your foot on the first rung of the ladder