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1.  projection exercises

Posted 05-09-2014 14:34
Any suggestions for projection exercises? Especially needed for novice actors, very first time on stage and a cavernous house with poor acoustics.  "The mouths are moving, but we can't hear them!" 

Karen Feldhaus
Owensboro KY

2.  RE:projection exercises

Posted 05-09-2014 16:43
Just projection or ennuciation as well? I use the following by having the students go up onstage and begin with about 5 feet in between them. Then they progressively move further apart. Eventually I have them facing random directions and speaking from a variety of positions. I also have the rest of the class sit in the back of the auditorium so they can critique each other. As they listen to each other they understand the importance of projection. I've found that this is usually the best motivation for my kids.

Partner Lines:

A: I live in an ice house.
B: I live in a nice house.

A: I go to summer school.
B: I think the summer's cool.

A: I see your two eyes.
B: I see you are too wise.

A: It is five minutes to eight.
B: You have five minutes to wait.

A: Give me some ice.
B: Give me some mice.

A: Mares eat oats and does eat oats.
B: Mares eat oats and does eat oats.

Shira Schwartz
Chandler Unified School District
Chandler AZ

3.  RE:projection exercises

Posted 05-16-2014 12:39
Check out  I remember one of their newsletters, which are archived on their site, was on Vocal Production and it was great!  

Mari Adams
Director Of Theatre
Huntsville AL