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David Tully Discusses
At Your Finger Tips Acting
Doug Strassler interviews actor and founder of the At Your Finger Tips Acting program, David Tully.
ITA: Where did the idea for AYFT come from?
have always been an actor, but in my early twenties, I ventured into
teaching as well. For years, my two professions were like two ships
passing in the night. Then one day, out of nowhere, (I'm not kidding)
the two came together in a high school drama class I was covering.
Working with the students on their monologues was inspiring, especially
when I found out one of them auditioned for his chosen college's drama
program using a monologue we worked on, and he got in. That day,
teaching those students, I knew that I wanted to bring my two careers
together and design an acting class. The concept I developed is based
around one of my mantras as an actor, and really, as a human being. You
have to be ready. You have to be well prepared. "At your finger tips"
is an expression used to describe something that is easily accessible.
My goal is to train my actors to have everything they need, from
emotional freedom to business materials, accessible, or rather, at their
fingertips.Read the full interview...
| | Great photos are imperative to your promotion process.
photos are one of the MOST important tools you have to promote your
show. As theater is a very visual craft - and most of us are unable to
video - photos are our best tool to express how the show looks and
Here are three simple suggestions I make when requesting promotional photos:
- Use a professional photographer
set-ups so that the photographer can get nice and close (even on-stage
if necessary). Provide 3 to 5 important, action-driven moments in the
show, and work around any sight lines
- Don't take full-stage photos, only 2-3 people in each photo at a time are necessary
According to Adam Feldman, Listings Editor for the Off Off List at Time Out New York,
they "don't have hard and fast criteria, but good photos are more and
more important these days for a number of reasons. As content moves
online more, that will be even truer. Just as a well-written press
release gives us reason to have confidence in a certain show, a
well-taken photo -- professional-looking, and ideally not just clear but
also communicating the style and personality of the show -- instills
trust that the troupe in question is serious."
Need a list of affordable professional photographers? Contact
For more helpful marketing tips check out Kampfire Kounsel or the Kampfire Films PR website.
details about these and other important activities affecting OOB and to
see how you can help and get involved, check out the Community Corner.
HAPPENINGS, EVENTS & ISSUES
- OOB Audience Survey
Innovative Theatre Foundation is conducting the fourth part of our OOB
research project. This study focuses on OOB Audiences. If you are an OOB
Audience member, please take the survey today. If you have a production that will be performing in the next few months, we could use your help. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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by Christopher Borg
"Ginny" Bartholomew was nominated in 2011 for Outstanding Actress in a
Lead Role for her portrayal of the infamous Scottish Queen in Redd Tail Theatre Company
's production of Macb*th
(in case you are reading this out loud at the theatre). Bartholomew is
currently working Off-Broadway with the venerable Pearl Theatre Company,
covering several roles in their fall production of Richard II
Shakespeare's exploration of corruption, ambition and greed at a time
of enormous political chaos chronicling the shattering fall of one king
and the meteoric rise of his rival. Richard II
runs through December 24th at City Center.
The hard-working Bartholomew just closed her one-woman tour-de-force, Frankenstein with Mary Shelley
earlier this fall. Also produced by Redd Tale Theatre Company (whose
mission is "to provide enlightening, entertaining sci-fi theatrical
experiences that contribute to Humanity's next step forward") Frankenstein
written and performed by Bartholomew, is based on the original text of
the novel as well as sources from Mary Shelley's life, including
personal writings and opinions of her horror masterpiece. Bartholomew
guided audiences on a journey through the story through the voices of
Shelley herself as well as the fictional voices of the Captain and even
the Creation. Will LeVasseur directed and edited both Redd Tail
Also, watch out for Ms. Bartholomew on the small screen as the "concerned" teacher Ms. Wellington in the LOGO feature film Teens Like Phil
and as a wife and mother in That's What She Said
starring Anne Heche & Alia Shawkat, which is going to Sundance next year!
For more information about Ginny you can visit her website: www.virginiabartholomew.com
And for more information and for tickets to Richard II
, please visit www.pearltheatre.org
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our November Update we mistakenly stated that the terraNOVA Collective
was the producer of the All For One Theater Festival. While terraNOVA
curated several pieces in the festival, it did not produce the festival.
For more information about the All For One Theater Festival check out their websitewww.afofest.org