Are You The Real Deal?
Published: April 22nd, 2020 by theatretrain

Are You The Real Deal?

The inventor, Thomas Edison, famously said that genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Anyone who works in the world of the performing arts knows that you have to practise, practise and practise again before you can really start to achieve. Or to put it another way it takes between 6 and 10 years to […]

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Are You Having a Laugh
Published: April 16th, 2020 by theatretrain

Are You Having a Laugh

The acting challenge last week was to get our theatre school students family members to smile, giggle or even laugh. And what a wonderful release laughter can be – like a good cry or a good scream. All that pent-up fury lessened by letting go. A child should laugh more easily but what about the […]

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Give and Take
Published: April 9th, 2020 by theatretrain

Give and Take

Theatre stories are a model of the real world. Human behaviour in all its forms is there in the dramas, the soap operas, the music theatres and the comedies and the tragedies. Our little world of performing arts classes does the same with its stories – the good, the bad, the funny, the sad – […]

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New Ways will be Found
Published: April 2nd, 2020 by theatretrain

New Ways will be Found

In a couple of weeks our world has changed and so has our performing arts schools. It is dawning on us that we are living through a major change in our world and that world we knew will be different in the future. Some people are scared by this and want to cling to the […]

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A Momentous Week in All Our Lives
Published: March 26th, 2020 by theatretrain

A Momentous Week in All Our Lives

A momentous week in all our lives. We are confronted with new unpalatable choices. Social distancing is difficult for humans because we are essentially pack animals. Our acting, dancing & singing lessons are no more until schools reopen. Many of us now have no income yet we still have bills and obligations to meet. It […]

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