Getting Off-Book Early & Often

Being off-book ahead of time allows our fellow actors to participate with us in our scenes so we can truly begin to tell the story, together. No one questions if we’ll have our lines memorized for opening. Directors and producers know we don’t want to embarrass ourselves. But being off-book on schedule, or even ahead of schedule is not only a sign of respect for our fellow actors, but it also allows directors time to polish and prepare the show with us, before it’s in front of people.

“Don’t worry. I’ll be ready. I’m a professional.”

More often than not, being a professional means never having to tell someone you’re a professional.

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