It’s Never the Line Itself

It’s never the line itself that gets the laugh.

It’s never the line itself that gets the gasp.

It’s never the line itself that gets the chill, or the cheer, or the tear.

It will always be the intent of the character saying the line that will draw out the audience reaction.

Here’s what I know about your performance: The audience is responding exactly to what you have lead them to believe about your character and your character’s intent.

If your lines are not getting the reactions and responses you desire from your audience, chances are your character and your character’s intent have not been made clear.

Go back, and rediscover the “why” behind the “what”. The desired evoked emotion will land if you start there.

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