thebriarfieldchronicles  asked:

Hi, Dukesie! I have to perform a monologue from Navy Pier for my drama class. It's the scene where Liv has been asked out by Martin, and tells the audience about him lying to her about being a successful writer and then confessing to her, and giving her a letter each day. I haven't had much experience in life and don't identify with her. Have you any suggestions how I could approach her character?

Unfortunately this isn’t a play I’m familiar with, but my general advice would be to get these questions answered before you do anything else:

  1. What does she want?
  2. Why does she want it?
  3. What’s in the way?
  4. What’s she going to do about it?

Once you figure that stuff out, it might be a little easier to identify with her. Every character has a backstory. The more of it you know, the better you know them, and the better you can be them.


Baekhyun - 161022 SBS ‘Scarlet Heart: Ryeo’ - BTS - [ENG SUB]

Credit: Eternally B. (SBS ‘보보경심: 려’)

@trixystix IT WENT SO WELL! There were no big technical mess-ups, everyone got their lines, people screamed when they died, the audience was laughing…!
AND I NAILED MY SCENE, I’M SO PROUD OF MYSELF. I freaking waved a knife around in Todd and Tobias’s faces, and the potato went where it was supposed to go! Into the cellar, not the barber shop!
And I had so much fun. It was great.

theatre things that remind me of the hogwarts houses

gryffindor: auditioning for the first time, being alone on stage, long choreography rehearsals, the adrenaline of opening night, designing the set on the grid, hauling furniture onto the set, cue to cues, writing a play, improv comedy, waiting at the stage door after a show.

hufflepuff: getting flowers and gifts backstage, taking the final curtain call, highlighting lines, bringing snacks to rehearsal, read-throughs, pulling costumes from stock, set dressing, paint swatches, warm lighting design, perfectly blended sound, directing, waking into a theater you’ve never been in before.

ravenclaw: character analysis, memorizing lines, learning tight harmonies, having the show become second nature, stage makeup, set construction, costume fittings, mic checks, organized prop tables, writing cues, stage managing, experimental theatre, saving old playbills and ticket stubs.

slytherin: callbacks, practicing after rehearsal, selling program ads, an understudy/swing going on for the first time, fight calls, strike, production meetings, late night paint calls, cool-toned lighting design, spiking the stage, fly rails, producing, watching a bootleg, playbill giveaways.


D.O - 161021 Samsung Webdrama ‘Positive Constitution’ poster shoot & table reading - [ENG SUB]

Credit: Kyungsoo Lover, lynnveea. (삼성 웹드라마 ‘긍정이 체질’ 포스터 촬영 & 대본리딩)