Thoughts from Jason Ballweber

Support

That’s the main word I have learned about in Cincinnati. Being able to end every night with someone asking me, “What do you need?” and meaning it is an amazing feeling.

Being able to go into rehearsals and tell the actors, “This is the last time we change this scene” and then changing the scene without any rolling of the eyes is an amazing feeling.

I want to thank everyone for the support and for treating the arts as a priority.

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First Preview

This show thrives on an audience. There were about 8 people in the audience and they were laughing and enjoying themselves and having a lot of fun with the actors.

I was really impressed with the actors ability to adapt to the feel of the room. I have been pushing for a performance that is alive and with the audience and I think we are achieving that. This show is going to grow a lot in the next few days and I can’t wait to see where it ends up.

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One little thought…

One little thought from my notes and this applies to all actors everywhere:

“Stop being funny.”

Invest in the story and what the stakes are and then be honest with those two things. But most importantly be honest with the audience and stop being funny.

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