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Episode 29 - Find Your Authentic Voice with Rena Cook

In Episode 29 of Sally’s Performing Arts Lab Podcast I talk with world class vocal coach Rena Cook whose new book, Empower Your Voice: Women In Business, Politics And Life comes out in February. I’m your podcast host, Sally Adams. Every week I talk to people about creating original work for a live audience.

AApic4.jpgThis week my guest, Rena Cook, shares her vocal expertise. There are very few people on the planet with Rena's skill and training as a vocal coach but her resume goes much deeper than that. Rena is an actor, director, theatre professor, and a great friend. Rena’s new book comes out in February. You’ll find Empower Your Voice: Women In Business, Politics And Life on Amazon.com. And, as a side note, Rena’s last book became a fought over resource among my drama teacher friends. Here’s the link to: Voice and the Young Actor by Rena Cook.

Rena and I talk about why you should practice breathing (don’t laugh, it’s really important, and I’m being serious). We also talk about developing your authentic voice as a separate entity from your familiar voice. We talk about other stuff, too: Voicing game characters, and why women in politics need to pay attention to developing their voices. And yes, I can’t stop talking about the Oprah Winfrey Golden Globe speech. Michelle Obama gets a mention as well. Rena’s a ton of fun and she knows her stuff. If you care whether people want to listen to you I recommend you listen to this episode. You can find more on Rena’s website, myvocalauthority.com. Be sure and listen until the end of the interview for Concise Advice from the Interview, and Words of Wisdom from George.

Thanks for subscribing. I could still use a few more reviews on iTunes. Thanks to Beck, George, and Pat for your iTunes reviews. You can also send an email to Sally@sallypal.com. Your ideas keep great conversations coming every Monday evening. Check out sallypal.com/join for the free 20-page theatre resource. It’s a glossary of live performance support you’ll want for your show. I’m working on an additional performing arts insert. I’m interested in knowing what you’d like to have as a resource. Do you need more information about venues? Do you want to know how to put butts in seats on the cheap? Would you like some ideas to help you connect with other creators? If there are things you want included in the Creator’s Notebook, let me know by sending an email to sally@sallypal.com! I read them all… myself.

 

Concise Advice from the Interview is a short version of tips from my guest, Vocal Authority Rena Cook. Here are 11 important bits of advice:

11 Practice deep breathing every day because breathing is everything

10 Start from an authentic place in order to own your voice

9 Don’t confuse your authentic voice with your familiar voice

8 To be effective, your vocal energy must come from deep within your abdomen. If you project energy from your belly, you will speak with authenticity

7 Pay attention to how your favorite speakers express their thoughts

6 Warm your body up to release “habitual” tension

5 On the day you know you will be speaking to an audience, engage in deep central breathing and warming up of your body

4 If you want to be at the height of speaking effectiveness, you have to really, really work and train intentionally

3 Make space in your mouth

2 Relax your body

1 Practice, practice, practice

Check out the blog, SallyPAL.com, for articles and podcast episodes. You can be part of the momentum that’s building. Get a FREE Creator’s Notebook insert at SallyPAL.com/join.Thank you for sharing, subscribing, reviewing, joining, and thank you for listening. I want you to pursue your dream to have your work on the stage in front of a live audience. It’s scary, but SallyPAL is here with resources, encouragement, and a growing community of people like us. I’m Sally and this is SallyPAL (the P-A-L in PAL stands for Performing Arts Lab). 

If you download and listen to the podcast on your drive to work, or fall asleep to my online obsessions like my sister does, let me know you’re out there. I want to help you create original shows for a live audience. All the performances you’ve seen on stage once lived only in someone’s imagination. Now, it’s your turn to speak with authority!

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Episode 28 – Prepare for Your Moment with Vanessa Adams-Harris

Hi Friend, Welcome to the real Episode 28 of Sally’s Performing Arts Lab Podcast. Today, the featured conversation is about how to prepare for your moment with playwright, storyteller, and visual artist, Vanessa Adams-Harris. I’m your podcast host, Sally Adams. Every week I talk to people about creating original work for a live audience.

Thanks so much for the comments you’ve been leaving. I still could use a few more reviews on iTunes when you've got a minute. Thanks to Beck, George, and Pat for your reviews. You can also send an email to Sally@sallypal.com. Your ideas keep great conversations coming every Monday evening. Thanks for sharing the podcast and the blog.

Check out sallypal.com/join for the free 20-page theatre resource. It’s a glossary of live performance support you’ll need for your show. I’m working on an additional performing arts resource. Please let me know if you have any ideas. If there are things you think ought to be included in the Creator’s Notebook, let me know by emailing me at Sally@SallyPAL.com.

In this Episode you’ll hear my guest, Vanessa Adams-Harris, share about her artistic process. Vanessa is a gifted actor/storyteller and has created or co-created several one-woman works including Who Will Sing for Lena by J. Liddell https://youtu.be/avvEEOBLCUc, Big Mama Speaks - A 1921 Tulsa Race Riot Survivor by Hannibal Johnson, Vanessa's original portrayal of Oklahoma legend Ada Lois Sipuel-Fisher, and her original work about Rosa Parks titled A Simple Act of Courage.

My interview with Vanessa was so inspiring because she is truly committed to her audiences. She encourages artists to “prepare for your moment”. This morning I watched a video of Oprah Winfrey’s Golden Globe speech in which she highlighted Rosa Park’s commitment to prepare for the moment. Vanessa’s words carry so much weight because she has taken her message of humanity all over the world. I believe we are witnessing the birth of a cultural renaissance. Artists like Vanessa are at the forefront of this exciting time. Vanessa is prepared and from what I can tell, it’s gonna be beautiful.

 I hope you’ll listen until the end of the interview for Concise Advice from the Interview, and Words of Wisdom from George.

Concise Advice from the Interview is a short version of tips from my guest, Renaissance woman Vanessa Adams-Harris. Here are 5 important bits of advice:

5 When you are in the audience, allow yourself to go along with the storyteller in the moment.

4 Remember that children hear and see us interact with each other as humans.

3 If one form of artistic expression doesn’t work for you, try something else.

2 Be prepared for your moment.

1 Be authentic. 

Check out the blog, SallyPAL.com, for articles and podcast episodes. You can be part of the momentum that’s building. Sign up for a FREE Creator’s Notebook insert at SallyPAL.com/join.

Thank you for sharing, subscribing, reviewing, joining, & thank you for listening. I want you to pursue your dream to have your work on the stage in front of a live audience. It’s scary, but SallyPAL is here with resources, encouragement, and a growing community of people like us. I’m Sally and this is SallyPAL (the P-A-L in PAL stands for Performing Arts Lab).

If you’re downloading and listening on your drive to work, or falling asleep to my cheery chitter chatter like my sister does, let me know you’re out there. I want to help you create original shows for a live audience… All the performances you’ve seen on stage once lived only in someone’s imagination… Now… Prepare for YOUR moment!

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Breathe

Hi Friend, 

I've been having some technical issues that have slowed me down this week. I think I've successfully tackled 4 out of 5 but I have to wait on an engineer to solve the final issue. Later today is my expectation. I'm posting this thought from my phone so you don't get lonely or wonder what happened to me. It's all good! I have even been able to address issues that were on the back burner like site security for the SallyPAL.com blog and the issues with links to the Creator's Notebook. 

It's snowing today in Northern Virginia so I turned my comfy chair to face the picture window facing the river and if I didn't have to pee, I would never get up. Snow on evergreens is so pretty. I encourage you to look put the window now and again. Or better yet, put on the appropriate gear for your climate and take a walk outside. We all need to fill up the creative tank now and then. And another thing, while I'm giving unsolicited advice (something I probably do far too often) take a minute or ten out of your day to just breathe and dream a little bit. I lived a really hectic life for years and I am telling you, it's worth it to be present. 

Play music you love, avoid trash TV, hug people (with consent, of course), and breathe. If you are struggling with anything, don't force yourself into a place where you feel like you have to be happy. Just breathe and look for some relief. You don't need to be passionate or ecstatic every minute of the day. Sometimes the best you can do is be angry. Angry can be a step up from despondant. Work your way up from angry to frustrated, from frustrated to annoyed and then to hopeful. If you can get to hopeful... Breathe. Breathe in content, breathe in being present, breathe in and feel the gratitude in breathing. 

I am grateful for you. Thanks for listening and know that the interview with the amazing Vanessa Adams will be worth the wait. She makes me feel glad to be a human. Now... breathe.

 

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It’s A Snow Day After All with Sally and George

Hi Friend, Welcome to the pre-Episode 28 (fake Episode 28) of Sally’s Performing Arts Lab Podcast. Today George and I are celebrating Christmas with my son and his boyfriend and three amazing dogs. Two of our three dogs must return home when my daughter and her partner get back from Tulsa. The pups, Charlie, Theo, and Buster, can occasionally be heard snoring in the background on this episode. It's Christmas. We haven't had a snow day yet but we expect some later this week.

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George, Darian, Will, and Sally

George and I wanted to share some thoughts on creativity and the holidays. We also gave some shout outs to friends and family. I mentioned several people gracious enough to allow me to interview them including a recent episode with Frank Gallagher of Lager & Tea. We are so grateful for the support and love in our lives. It's what keeps me creating. In fact, at the end of this episode I shared a winter song I wrote for my sister. But any of you out there who are teachers will enjoy, "It's A Snow Day After All".

Leave comments. Give a review. Or send an email to Sally@sallypal.com. Your ideas keep great conversations coming every Monday evening. Thanks for sharing the podcast and the blog. Check out sallypal.com/join. Right now there’s a free 20-page theatre resource. It’s a glossary of live performance support you’ll need for your show.

I hope you all know how much I appreciate the support you've given the blog and the podcast these last few months. It's such a joy to know so many of you want to create original work for the stage. If you get a snow day this season, I hope you'll use it to work on a creative project. Not only does creating something make you feel good. It also gives others around you to be creative as well. I'll leave you with the words from Marianne Williamson's book, "A Return To Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles".

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”

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Episode 27 – A Child’s Creative Point of View with Scarlette Adams

Scarlette and SallyIn Episode 27 you’ll hear my great niece Scarlette Adams after her performance last week in Baltimore, Maryland’s White Marsh Ballet Academy’s The Nutcracker.

 It’s holiday time and whether you’re in the middle of Chanukah, still gathering stocking stuffers, shopping for the kwanzaa feast, or setting up your Festivus pole, kids play a big part in the celebration. I am getting to know my relatives better after moving to the east coast. I am fortunate to live closer to some of my youngest relatives now. I took the opportunity to talk with my great niece and get her ideas on creativity, making art for the stage, choreography, how to get along with your fellow artists, and artistic endeavor as play.

Although Scarlette is not a professional performing artist, I think she has a lot to offer grown-ups.  She still understands that making art is really fun. When we lose sight of that, we let the passion leak out. It’s like my old air mattress. Despite the slow leak, I kept using it for guests thinking it would somehow fix itself.

Scarlette_on_Stage.jpgphoto: Charley Adams

To expand the metaphor, let’s say the mattress is your performance and your guest who is forced to sleep on the mattress is the audience. When you keep that mattress inflated with the passion and play that you felt in childhood, your audience’s experience can be excellent. But when that passion starts to slowly leak out of the performance, your audience can expect a night of uncomfortable awareness. And your performance becomes presentational. When we take the opportunity to listen to what kids say about their own creative experiences, it can awaken us to that inner child who wants to play and have fun. We stop taking ourselves so seriously. It’s okay, and even preferable to take art seriously the way kids take playtime seriously. But taking yourself seriously is not the same thing.

I hope you’ll listen until the end of the interview for Concise Advice from the Interview, and today’s special treat, Words of Wisdom from my Dad.

Concise Advice from the Interview

7 No matter what anybody says about you, just keep on doing what you should be doing.

6 Don’t let those haters bother you.

5 When you witness bullying, do not be a bystander.

4 Be yourself.

3 When you create choreography, pause the music, work on your move and start over again going a little bit further and you can create a whole entire dance.

2 Think of something that you like and always smile.

1 Anyone can do something creative.

Check out the blog, SallyPAL.com, for articles and podcast episodes. Sign up for a FREE Creator’s Notebook insert at SallyPAL.com/join. And for the person who asked, there’s an iTunes link in the sidebar to my CD that has the song Stop for a Minute that you hear during the podcast.           

Thank you for sharing, subscribing, reviewing, joining, & thank you for listening. I want you to pursue your dream to have original work on the stage in front of a live audience. It’s scary, but I’m here with resources, encouragement, and a growing community of people like us. I’m Sally and this is SallyPAL (the P-A-L in PAL stands for "Performing Arts Lab").

If you’re downloading and listening on your drive to work, or falling asleep to my breathtaking blarney like my sister does, let me know you’re out there.  I want to help you create original shows for a live audience… All the performances you’ve seen on stage once lived only in someone’s imagination… Now… Think of something you like and smile!

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Your Artistic 2nd Wind with Frank Gallagher of Lager & Tea

Hi Friend, Welcome to my blog with show notes for Episode 26 of Sally’s Performing Arts Lab Podcast. Every week I talk to people about making original work for a live audience. This week on the podcast, you'll hear an uplifting conversation about getting your artistic 2nd wind. Lager & Tea is the poetry+music pair from Tulsa Oklahoma that features my friend Frank Gallagher and his daughter Mercy Teague.

Frank Gallagher gets his Artistic 2nd Wind Frank Gallagher of Lager & Tea

Many people listening in Tulsa might know Frank as a regular theatre director for Heller Theatre and Clark Youth Theatre among others. He’s changed direction as he and his daughter, award-winning published poet, Mercy Teague, have joined forces to create new works for live audiences. I’ve included YouTube links in the show notes. These early performances give a peek inside the fantastic family collaboration that people in Tulsa are talking about. The poetry alone is worth your time. And Frank’s guitar counterpart is beautifully realized. The best part for me is that Frank is so eloquent about the artistic 2nd wind he's having through making performance art with his accomplished progeny.

If you like what Frank and Mercy are putting out there on YouTube, subscribe to their channel. It doesn't cost you a dime and it lets artists like Lager & Tea know what they're doing is reaching people. When your work goes up, we'll post a link so you can share with the SallyPAL community. Be inspired and be willing to inspire others to start fresh or get an artistic 2nd wind.

CONCISE ADVICE FROM THE INTERVIEW

10 Don’t be afraid to try something new.

9 Try something you always wanted to do that you never did.

8 Don’t sit and watch TV in your retirement.

7 Pick up the instrument you played in High School.

6 You are made to be a creator.

5 Art is not as satisfying unless you can give it your best (not someone else’s best).

4 Doing something new at 65 is exciting.

3 Your art is a gift you can give to others.

2 Seek out opportunities to share your original work.

1 Find something to do!

Listen until the end for Concise Advice from the Interview, and Words of Wisdom from George. This week, George's wisdom is a quote attributed to everyone from Gabi Peralez to Paulo Coelho to John Lennon to Ed Sheeran. Suffice it to say, the quote is almost certainly folk wisdom that bears repeating. "Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."

Leave comments. Give a review. Or send an email to Sally@sallypal.com. Your ideas keep great conversations coming every Monday evening. Thanks for sharing the podcast and the blog. (If you haven't had a chance to share, the share buttons are over there ⇐ to the left of the post. There’s also a free 20-page theatre resource. You get this amazing, funny, original, really useful, and well-organized resource by sharing your first name and email. That's it! Nothing to it. Name, email, and no sharing. I never share emails because I find it so completely annoying when other people share my email. The free glossary of live performance support is something you will want. You can punch holes in it and slip it inside your creator's notebook binder. The rest of your production team will be so jealous.

Sign up for a FREE Creator’s Notebook insert at SallyPAL.com/join. And now there’s an iTunes link in the sidebar⇒ to my CD that has the song Stop for a Minute. You hear pieces of the song during the podcast. Now you can listen to the whole thing. The album is available for download on CDBaby.

Thank you for sharing, subscribing, reviewing, joining, & thank you for listening. I want you to pursue your dream to have original work on the stage in front of a live audience. It’s scary, but I’m here with resources, encouragement, and a growing community of people like us. I’m Sally and this is SallyPAL (the P-A-L in PAL stands for: Performing Arts Lab).

If you’re downloading the podcast and listening on your drive to work, or falling asleep to my hoop-dee-doo like my sister does, let me know you’re out there. I want to help you create original shows for a live audience. All the performances you’ve seen on stage once lived only in someone’s imagination… Now… Find something to do!

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Episode 25.1 - A Modern Holiday

Episode 26 with Frank Gallaghar comes out on Wednesday this week. This is a fun bonus download tonight. It's a seasonal song I wrote and recorded. I hope you enjoy A Modern Holiday! Stay vigilent for the Monday podcast on Wednesday this week.

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Episode 25 – rose walk green ice with Teresa Fellion

Episode 25 of Sally’s Performing Arts Lab Podcast features Teresa Fellion whose new show, rose walk green ice, at Danspace Project, 131 E. 10th Street, NY, premieres this week! December 7-9, 2017 at 8pm. Tickets are $22 in advance ($25 at the door)

Dance Innovator Teresa Fellion Teresa Fellion

Just commit and get the tickets now! They’re available at danspaceproject.org, or by calling TheaterMania/OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.

Teresa's new work, rose walk green ice, is the culmination of work begun with Home and Agawam that explores self-awareness within communal bonds. During the show, audience members will find they each become more aware and appreciative of their complete self and the people around them.
  

Performances with Teresa’s very well reviewed, highly physical company of dancers include immersive humor and emotion, and live musicians. Teresa’s resume is too long to include here. But she’s taught for The Ross School, The Ailey school, and many others, and choreographed for dozens of organizations and events around the world. Teresa and her company are on the leading edge of performing arts creation and I think you’re going to enjoy hearing what she says on the podcast about the creative process.

Concise Advice from the Interview 

5 No one style of dance is inherently better than another

4 Bring collaborators into the process as soon as you can

3 Listen to yourself and don’t over define your style

2 Give your audience a shared experience

1 Be brave

Sign up for a FREE Creator’s Notebook insert at SallyPAL.com/join. And for the person who asked, there’s an iTunes link in the sidebar to my CD with the song, Stop for a Minute, that you hear during the podcast.

Thank you for sharing, subscribing, reviewing, joining, & thank you for listening. I want you to pursue your dream to have original work on the stage in front of a live audience. It’s scary, but I’m here with resources, encouragement, and a growing community of people like us.

 

Connect with Teresa Fellion Dance at bodystoriesfellion.org

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Episode 24 – It Takes a Village to Raise a Play with Liza Vest

Every Monday evening I talk to people about making original work for a live audience. Episode 24 features professional stage manager, Liza Vest. Liza is a long-time friend with Broadway experience and a master's degree from the Yale School of Drama. She’s also a former Tulsa Holland Hall student.

Liza had so much good stuff to share that I ended up with 10 pieces of great advice. She’s humble, she’s fun, and she’s at the top of her field. One piece of advice stands out for being excellent, yet often forgotten: Make good contacts and stay in touch with people in your field. This is true whether you're a stage manager or a restaurant manager. People in performing arts are like people in any other profession. To succeed, they need to make connections. Liza has done a great job staying in touch. Despite the fact that I did not have a job to offer, Liza has always been one to reach out, return calls, and keep tabs. In the performing arts, you never know when someone from your past will be able to answer a question, make an introduction, or just have a glass of wine.

Stage Manager Liza Vest with Sally
Liza with a little egg from her sister's pet chicken

Luckily for Tulsa, Oklahoma where I lived and taught, students have options when it comes to performing arts training. I mention Clark Youth Theatre during the podcast, as well as Holland Hall School. But we also have Spotlight Children's Theatre and Edison Eagle Theatre with Amber Harrington. That's where all three of my kids got amazing performance opportunities. This might be a good place to tell you, I am a huge fan of performing arts education. Theatre skills include acting, stage management, lighting, house management, sound technology, set building and carpentry, event planning, collaborating, problem solving (long term and on-the-fly) and a host of other skills that translate to the world at large.

As a kid I had opportunities in church, school, and the communities where I grew up to learn about theatre from a lot of different angles. My family has always supported my passion just as I encourage you to support the young people you know who are hungry to learn more. Theatre is about so much more than getting a job backstage.

Speaking of theatre jobs, you can still get your 20-page FREE theatre resource. It’s a glossary of live performance support you’ll need for your show. It’s useful, entertaining, and you have my permission to copy pages and trade with your friends. If you're a drama teacher, this is a great resource to get students thinking about all the areas where a person might contribute to a show's success.

Concise Advice from the Interview: This is a short version of tips from my guest, stage manager Liza Vest. The advice is geared for stage managers but it’s actually  great advice for life.

10 - To make theatre work, you must be part of a community.

9 - Once a show starts, it’s a fast-moving train and the stage manager’s job is to keep that train on track and not stop.

8 - Find ways to practice calling cues before calling an actual live performance.

7 - Remain present and keep going no matter what happens. You must be focused and in the moment.

6 - If you are a stage management student, most stage managers on Broadway will allow you to watch them call their show.

5 - To find out how to contact a stage manager, get a copy of the Theatrical Index to look up shows and stage managers. Be professional and polite when you ask.

4 - Stage managers must be adaptive because theatre is a generative art form and new ideas can constantly change the needs of the work.

3 - Get as much experience as you can (but you don't need a master's degree to stage manage).

2 - Ask people who are doing what you want to do for advice, or simply ask how they got there.

1 - Talk to people and maintain your contacts. 

Next Monday I'll post my conversation with the founder of New York’s BodyStories -Teresa Fellion Dance: Teresa Fellion. I’m super excited! Check out SallyPAL.com for articles and podcast episodes. And sign up for a FREE Creator’s Notebook insert at SallyPAL.com/join.

Thank you for sharing, subscribing, reviewing, joining, and thank you for listening. I want you to pursue your dream to have original work on the stage in front of a live audience. It’s scary, but I’ll be here with resources, encouragement, and a growing community of people like us. I want to help you create original shows for a live audience… All the performances you’ve seen on stage once lived only in someone’s imagination… Now go support a kid who wants to perform!

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Episode 23 – Surrender to Flow with Julie Tattershall

I’m your host, Sally Adams. Every Monday evening I talk to people about making original work for a live audience.

Leave comments. Give me a review. Or send an email to Sally@sallypal.com. Your ideas keep great conversations coming every Monday evening. Thanks so much for sharing the podcast and the blog.

Don’t forget about the FREEBIES on sallypal.com/join. You can still get your 20-page FREE theatre resource. It’s a glossary of live performance support you need for your show. It’s useful, entertaining, and you have my permission to copy pages and trade with your friends.

Today’s episode features play director, performer, and playwright Julie Tattershall. Julie is a forever friend with a long resume. She was the 2012 Mary Kay Place Legacy Award recipient through the Tulsa Awards for Theatre Excellence (Tulsans call it TATE). Over the years, Julie has won two TATE awards and two Oklahoma Community Theatre Association awards as a director.

Julie worked with theater companies in Chicago before settling down in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In Tulsa Julie became the Artistic Director of Clark and Heller Theatres logging nearly 30 years of non-stop directing. In addition to directing over 100 productio  ns, Julie founded the long-running Laughing Matter improvisation group. With her husband, Tony Batchelder, she co-founded the Tulsa Area Community Theatre Alliance. Julie has toured nationally with "Where the Red Fern Grows". She also participated in the Oklahoma Artist in Residence program. She still works as an artist in the schools performing original works that resonate with a message of acceptance and healing. Julie has a Masters degree in Psychology and uses that knowledge as a director, playwright, and performer. Julie and I met while she visited me and George in our new home on the Potomac river in Virginia.

Concise Advice from the Interview (a short version of tips from my guest, theatre guru, Julie Tattershall.) 

7 - Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable on stage.

6 - Decide where the character holds stress and build that into the character.

5 - Take advantage of seeing things from another point of view.

4 - Open yourself up to the flow to be in the NOW.

3 - Approach any play script as if you are approaching a brand new play.

2 - Create a safe environment for rehearsal.

1 - And Julie Tattershall’s number one piece of advice? Don’t feel like you have to know it all, and don’t pretend to. 

Next week, you’ll hear my conversation with former Broadway stage manager, Liza Vest.

Check out the blog, SallyPAL.com, for articles and podcast episodes. Sign up for a FREE Creator’s Notebook insert at SallyPAL.com/join.             

Thank you for sharing, subscribing, reviewing, joining, & thank you for listening. I want you to pursue your dream to have original work on the stage in front of a live audience. It’s scary, but I’m here with resources, encouragement, and a growing community of people like us. If you like SallyPAL, a new show goes out every Monday evening! 

If you download and listen on your drive to work, or fall asleep to my alien transmissions like my sister does, let me know you’re out there.  I want to help you create original shows for a live audience.

All the performances you’ve seen on stage once lived only in someone’s imagination… Now it’s your turn!

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