Episode 37: EXTRA Ordinary

“If Art is made by ordinary people, then you’d have to allow that the ideal artist would have to be an ordinary person too, with the whole usual mixed bag of traits that real human beings possess.”

Art & Fear - The Perils (and rewards) of Artmaking

By David Bayles

What does it mean to be an artist?

Before you go look it up or google it - think - what does it really mean to be an artist?

We are humans that live complicated lives, suffer pain, fall in love, make mistakes...Just like every other human being. We are all artists, what sets us apart, what makes our art shine is the work we put into our craft. Taking the time to build on our talents and develop our skills. But first, just be human, just be ordinary.

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Episode 36: The Silent Treament

Are you serious? You are going to ignore me? Not even respond to my calls or e-mails? We rehearsed for 6 months and only had 1 gig and you are just going to walk away, no explanation? I thought we were friends. I trusted you. How could you do this to the group, we all worked so hard!

Have you ever sent a text or email similar to that? Or worse...have you received one? Getting upset and going silent is the MOST unprofessional way to handle your problems. Stop being afraid of having grown-up, adult conversations with your fellow performers. Even if it does not work out, have the conversation, communicate the issue. Who cares if you are right or wrong, get over yourself.

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Episode 35: Sick and Tired

Let’s be honest...Being sick SUCKS!

As performers, sometimes we have to work through sickness, sleep deprivation, heartache, life crapping on us; We have to work through it all because our audience needs us to. Yes, there is a time when you may to too sick to perform. That happens to everyone. But not every show needs to be cancelled because you coughed or sneezed. Sometimes when you push through and perform anyways you show that you are human. Performers that are human and “normal” are in short supply but the audience LOVES the authenticity of being human while on stage. They forgive our mistakes and our shortcomings when we show that we are like them...normal human beings that get sick, lose sleep, or go through hard times.

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Episode 34: In Your Face

So you rehearsed your material, you know where to stand, you know your moves. What about your face?

Facial Expressions need to be practiced and toned just like the rest of your performance. You communicate so much with your audience just with your face. The best way to practice is to first get to know your face, work the muscles and watch yourself in the mirror or on video. Once you know your own face you can better convey the intended emotion of the performance.

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Episode 33: How To Be Yourself On Stage

I’ve said it before, when you step on stage your persona allows you to be the truest version of yourself. That’s a pretty scary thought sometimes. So how do you pick what to let out?

Building your stage persona will take time and reflection. You can start by emulating those you look up to. Observe who they are on stage and how they present themselves. Take one thing….just one and start there. Add the pieces of you that are the most true and raw. This is where reflection comes in. You have to look deep and figure out the part of you that you are most afraid to show and bring that out. Then you have to have confidence…or at least your persona does. Then you step into that character and viola! Stage Persona.

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Episode 32: What’s Your Name?

Having a stage name makes it easy for being to connect with you after the show, it helps people find you. Using your real name could help people find you also…but in more of a creepy, stalker sort of way.

A stage name is similar to a pen name for an author. It is your brand and how people will be able to remember you. When choosing your name you will want to spend some time giving it thought, don’t just pick it on a whim. Make it mean special, make it mean something. You will also do well to ensure it is easy to spell so when people try to connect with you they do not have to try 30 different version of what they think your name is. Pick a name that you will not have to change in 5-10 years.

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Episode 31: Share Your Dreams

One of the things you learn as a coach is the best methods of helping people hold themselves accountable while pursuing their passion. It is so easy to give up if no one knows what you are doing

Sharing your Dreams with the people that are closest with you will help hold you accountable simply because they will ask about it. Just knowing other people are waiting to see what you can accomplish is enough to push you to do more, rehearse more, make more phone calls. Share you performing passion with everyone you can because they will help push you to new heights and they will be the ones to celebrate with you when you are successful.

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