BSC Address

Thursday, April 24, 2008


We're coming to the end of the showcase season for the drama schools. Given the unfortunate importance of these events for those involved, it would seem to me a good idea to present the showcase to 1) school colleagues and then 2) to friends and family, so that the presentation to the profession becomes the third time the students have performed the show. It would give the actors a fighting chance to relax, gain confidence and perform at their best.

I also don't know why the drama schools don't ensure the first and second year students see the third-year showcase, so that they are aware of how it works, they can spot the pitfalls and plan for their own graduation showcase.

When I was in my own showcase I did a speech from Konstantin in The Seagull. I got an enormous laugh on the first line, which I wasn't expecting. Had I known this was likely to happen, it would have helped!


At 10:06 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know about other drama schools but at mine (Central) the 1st and 2 and years watched the dress rehearsal. Good for everybody. The 3rd years got an audience and the 1st and 2nd years got ideas about what did and didn't work. Also on the darker side they got to see who got picked up as a result of the showcase and whether it had anything to do with acting!


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