Honing Your Skills by (awk!) Memorizing Lines for a Play

Although voice actors don’t have to memorize, one of the things I like to do to keep my acting skills honed is to perform in stage plays where you do have to memorize. You get a chance to really think about the character, who they are, how they respond to situations. You have to really “listen” to the other actors and “respond” in a thoughtful and logical way.

The memorization part is actually a good way to help keep your brain sharp – at least I like to think so.

Anyway, for those of you in the San Diego area, I am in a brand new play that opens this week. If you want to get in for free and help us work out some of the bugs, then come to the theater tonight or Wednesday night.

The show is called Vanished – and is interactive…the audience gets to pick the ending they want, they suggest a common household superstition that we have to work into the show each night. Audience members volunteer to be in the show – both speaking and non-speaking roles.

Here is a little bit about the play:

Michael and Nancy are a typical married couple…

They have a 12-year-old son and they’re planning their divorce. Before they can actually  separate, their worlds inexplicably divide, and Michael finds himself in a world without women, while Nancy is in a world without men. As scenes alternate between these two parallel universes, Michael transforms himself into the perfect “mom” for his son. Meanwhile, Nancy starts “wearing the pants” in the house. Just as the lines between the genders are all but erased, their worlds reunite, and it’s the audience that gets to choose if the characters are better off without each other.

“Vanished” is a highly entertaining new play, which incorporates audience participation and suggestions.

Featuring: Jamie Channell, James P. Darvas, Alex Guzman, Gabriel Krut, Rebecca Noland, and Connie Terwilliger.

Here is the Facebook link. If you are planning to come tonight or Wednesday, please call to let them know!

July 26 – August 18

Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm

Swedenborg Hall

1531 Tyler Ave., San Diego, 92103

Click here for map

Tickets: $15-$20 (includes one drink ticket)

Order online: www.sdartstix.com or

Reserve by phone/email: 760-268-0169, adakatproductions@yahoo.com

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