Now it is time to prepare yourself to act. After you selected two monologues to perform on camera from this link http://www.freedrama.net/small1a.net then answer the following questions in the blog comments below.
When you pick a character, ask yourself the following:
What do you like about the character?
What is similar between you and that character?
Do you know someone else who is like the character?
Do you have a personal experience that helps you understand this character?
Think about why the character is the way he/she is. What made them the way they are? Make up a "back story" or history of the character. Where did they come from? What do they like and dislike? How old are they? What do they dress like?
I once heard an actor say they always decide what that character might have for breakfast and that helps them figure the character out.
There are no wrong answers. The important thing is to learn as much as possible about the character before performing the character.
Post in the comments below your answers to the questions above.
You must then respond to another actor in the blog discussion below. Your interactions MUST be positive :) ***
ACTING TIP FROM STELLA ADLER: "The actor has to develop his body. The actor has to work on his voice. But the most important thing the actor has to work on is his mind."
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