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4 Questions Smart Actors Always Answer

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Acting 14th Jul 2017 backstage


There are four key questions to answer when preparing your monologue. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a student just starting out, if you answer these four questions, you will see an immediate improvement in your performance. Monologue, song, or scene study, the questions are the same.

These questions may seem like Acting 101 but you’d be surprised how many actors neglect to answer them before auditioning. If only I had a nickel for every blank stare I receive when I pose one of these questions to an actor in a coaching session.

So don’t forget to ask the key questions. Write down your answers in your script and be ready to rail them off without hesitation if and when they ever come up in your work with directors.  Although, if you answer them clearly enough no one will ever need to ask. Don’t get caught underprepared or uninformed.

Showing directors that you’re a smart, analytical actor who knows how to ask the right questions will make all the difference in earning respect and becoming an actor that directors keep casting.

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