And here’s the deal- I get it. I know actors have to find their own way to prepare. For the most part, I respect and accept that. I do. I have seen some crazy shit. I used to think, when I first started acting, that the people on stage 1 hour before the show screaming at the top of their lungs and moaning like orgasmic banshees were the real actors and I, with my sony discman and earphones and thoughts… i was the imposter. But now, I have to admit, I don’t buy it. I have seen amazing actors who have to tone and stretch and scream and cry before a show. I have seen actors who have to strip naked and do yoga poses (sadly, it was a he) I have also seen actors who sleep up until 30 seconds before they go on stage, snoring away blissfully until the exact moment that they need to walk on.
I don’t care. Do what you need to do. But please please please realize for the love of god that if your warm-up affects every single other person in the room, you either need to find something else to do or somewhere else to do it.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Please Keep It Down
After a particularly annoying audition waiting room experience, Chicago actor Josh Rollins makes an impassioned plea: