You are interesting

The person you are is a thousand times more interesting than the actor you are trying to be

Marko Mayerl on 1st May 2015, Würzburg (DE)

Of course we are pretending on stage. Ideally in a believable and truthful way. But what are we supposed to act out, when we don't have a script?

Don't start pretending in a pretendingy way. Don't start inventing drama or copying things you saw in a movie or scripted theatre work.

Instead, look inside. That's where the real stuff is happening. Grab that and play that.