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Don’t Stack the Scenes: The Secret to Staying Stress Free and Avoiding Burnout

Posted by on 06/30/2017

Don’t Stack the Scenes: The Secret to Staying Stress Free and Avoiding Burnout

      by Bill Carr Comedy is fun to watch but it is even more fun to do. The only time it isn’t fun and goes from being joyful and stress free to instant burnout is when I “stack the scenes”. In rehearsals for any show, you typically read through the play together as cast and director and then you start methodically working through the scenes in the order they appear in the script. In my enthusiasm and with the encouragement of my director, I find things that will augment the scene we are working on. A bit of business such as...

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Getting Stuff Done: Mind, Momentum and Flow

Posted by on 06/15/2017

Getting Stuff Done: Mind, Momentum and Flow

      by Gola Taraschi-Carr Meet Moonshadow our miniature and toy mix poodle puppy. Actually, he is not a puppy anymore but he still looks like one. He stands a full eleven inches from his shoulder to the ground. He is small but mighty, taking on anyone who stands in the way of what he considers his – toys, chewy treats, and, of course, my lap. His sister Lucy has a good fifty pounds of weight on him but even she has learned that incurring his ire is definitely not worth it. Moonshadow is the most persistent dog in the world....

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What’s Your Story?

Posted by on 06/01/2017

What’s Your Story?

      by Bill Carr “What’s your story?” was a question once asked of me on an airplane by my seatmate on a crowded winter flight from Halifax to Calgary. He, like me, was a seasoned traveller and I guess he figured that since we were hunkered down together for a long flight, we might as well talk. It was either that or we sit for five hours, inches away from each other, acting like we were alone. I have done that and it is not fun. The direct simplicity of his question was disarming and I laughed out loud at the emotion and...

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