Play it, don't say it

Play it, don't say it!

Nelleke Zitman on 22nd February 2014, Amsterdam (NL)

Act out your stories, don't simply narrate them. When you're angry, hit the table and start shouting, don't say "Man, I'm so angry right now".

It gets you into a positive feedback loop which makes you believe more in your character's emotions, in turn resulting in more credible acting. This will also allow to enlarge emotions and corresponding actions, which is generally a good idea on a stage.