Links that may be helpful
In theatre, we often look to games or exercises to help students accomplish goals or achieve milestones, without even realizing they are working toward something. Pretty sneaky, eh?
Stage Make-up is often something we utilize to make a person look older or younger, more or less attractive. We use special effects makeup if we want someone to look like a witch, for example. Or of a different gender. How about taking a young actor, and making them look really old? www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOjswupZPCM
One of the toughest lessons is that of letting go. We need to remember so much! But, we also need to let go and be open to new ideas. Let go of stage-fright and inhibition. Let go of rejection. Let go of outside, daily influences that may distract us from our performance. Let go of interpersonal relationships with those in the show. Letting go allows us to be in the moment! www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/art-letting-go/
One of the most difficult things to learn for the stage is how to move freely and naturally. I mean.... ALL THOSE PEOPLE ARE WATCHING EVERYTHING YOU DO!!! EVERY MOVE YOU MAKE!!! How can the director expect me to keep my cool, when I don't know what to do with my hands?!? Rehearsal, exercises, more rehearsal, and reading other advice. www.alexandertechnique.com/articles/acting3/