A 50l(c)(3) nonprofit
theatre organization founded in 1988
Spring & fall productions,
four to seven performances each
4400 S Home Ave
a few blocks east of Harlem)
An Actor's Guide
- Ignore the stage
manager, but keep him/her alert by never arriving on time.
- Always find
something to complain about, no matter how small or insignificant. Your
fellow actors will respect your professional attention to detail.
- If a line
doesn't work for you, change it. Never be afraid to ad-lib to get
attention, especially if you feel the leads aren't very interesting.
- Even if a piece
of shtick doesn't work, keep using it. The important thing is for you to
- Speak your lines
as if the audience had difficulty understanding the language.
- If you can't be
heard, it's not your fault. Any decent theater should have body mikes.
- Help your fellow
actors by giving them notes whenever you feel necessary, especially just
before they go on.
- Keep other
performers on their toes by never letting them know what you're going to
- Always be aware
of the audience and gauge your performance by how much they like the
show. Why knock yourself out for ingrates?