I've never had stage fright, so i don't know how it feels.
Here are key things that you need as an actor for the stage(since i know nothing about screen acting)
- Have a clear voice, use enunciation, and make sure not to talk too fast! <--- Is one of my problems; i can talk loud and project, BUT i speak fast out of nervousness and that looses the enunciation.
- Make sure you don't turn too much away from the audience while onstage. You loose some of your lines, because sometimes when the audience can't see your face, they can't hear what you say.
- THE BIGGEST THING:KNOW HOW TO IMPROVISE!If an actor messes up, you need to know how to fix it! This happened on 2 nights of P&P during the Mr. Collins' scene. In order to improvise you must know your character thoroughly-it should come natural.It did for me, which is surprising. The only reason why i say this is because i hate improv games and always struggle coming up with a quick character.
I hope you enjoyed this quick bit. The next play is Jungle Book, which i hope to direct for. I have never directed and think this is the perfect opportunity since i'm a senior.
I also have many things going on in my life so i try and stay as dedicated as i can to my blog, polyvore, and making videos for my youtube channel. Sometimes though, i just can't because i don't have time. =(
I also have to think about my future, with is a tiring task.
There are so many possible routes i could go, and i would be a fool if i didn't choose a particular one, but i can't share until is is 100% certain. =) Most girls dream of it happening to them.If it does happen, then i might have to rethink everything i've wanted my whole highschool career.
I don't know what will happen though.