Today we post our 51st blog post. Now, we only post one per week, so that's a milestone, right there! To celebrate, we've decided to post our second installment of Best of the Blog, featuring some of our favourite posts since the first installment. We've talked about all kinds of things since then: summery goings-on in our fair city of Port Coquitlam, profiles of some truly fantastic resources for theatre-lovers, how theatre transcends language, marketing tactics, superstitions that still hold, and more.
Here are the ones that made the short list:
Theatre proves that, as with any art, it is transcendant of culture or language.
Its time to embrace new media as a primary means of marketing your show -- but there is still room for offline marketing out there. In fact, you can use offline techniques to make your online endeavours more meaningful.
Technology has brought all kinds of innovations and conveniences to the theatre, but there are still a few tried and true techniques in use today, especially when you're on a tight budget.
There are some words you should never utter, and some things you should never do when you are in a theatre. People take these things seriously -- learn them well or consequences may be dire.
If you are in the mood to be inspired, then you need to take a moment and watch the great Patsy Rodenburg explain her concept of the Second Circle. It may change your life -- or at least your presence when you perform.
And two of the posts that didn't make it into the last Best of the Blog (but are still awesome):
From the tiniest twitch of the mouth that paints a character into vivid reality, to the seemingly insignificant or inane details that could make or break your audition -- it's always the little things, in the end.
Like any part of your body, your voice needs to be properly stretched and strengthened when used extensively. Here are a few tips on how to make sure you keep one of your most important tools in tip-top shape.
Happy post 51 to everybody! We hope you've found these posts as fun to read as they were for us to write!
Wed, October 26, 2011
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