Thursday, 17 July 2008

How to Improve Stage Presence?

The answer is in the question.

Be present on stage.

Be in the moment, relating to the text, the actors and the audience.

Don’t be in the past, lingering on a mistake, otherwise you force it and push your performance.

Don’t be in the future; anticipating a moment or difficult passage to come, otherwise you’re distant and disconnected from what you’re doing.

There is no book.

Just do it.


  1. Yesterday is gone, and tomorrow doesn't belong to us yet, so live today.

    I saw "Helmut and the Angry Inch," on stage last night.

  2. Or you could just walk on stage, lean forward, pucker your face into an expression of mock surprise, put your extended index finger towards your chin and let out the loudest, greenest fart you can muster...that would certainly improve your stage presence.

    What was this entry? Advertising copy for the new Nike ad?

  3. Is this the "Hoffman-Gill Method?"

  4. M@: kinda my good man; although I prefer the least acting the better.

    Clarissa: YEAH!

  5. Sage advice - very nice. Not too many people write well about the craft. We'll stay tuned in!


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