How do you feel?

“Tell us how you feel. That’s the only interesting content.” — Heather Urquhart, 5th November 2015, Barcelona (ES)

This was said during a long form musical workshop. It’s true in the context of singing (sing about how you feel), but by extension it counts for all dialogues in all scenes, doesn’t it?

Expressing how you feel is a great fallback when in doubt too, since it will certainly be a sentence that lives in the now.

Of course, don’t make up a feeling. Always tell the truth on stage.


“Stop trying to be interesting. Be interested instead.” — Daniel Orrantia, 3rd July 2015, Milan (IT)

An actor who’s interested in his character, in what he’s doing in stage, in what is happening around him, is always interesting to look at. Audiences give a lot of credit to invested and committed improvisers. Not so much to people on stage trying to be interesting (most often recognised as people being funny all the time because they’re uncomfortable up there).