July 15, 2024 The Best Source of News, Culture, Lifestyle for Culver City, Mar Vista, Del Rey, Palms and West Los Angeles

Tanna Frederick, Barbara Bain, Cathy Arden and Alex Sedrowski Star in “WHY WE HAVE A BODY†at Edgemar Center for the Arts

Actress/Director Tanna Frederick
WT: Do you think that being an actress makes you a better director? if so, how.

TF: I definitely think that any time anyone in the arts can try out as many hats in their field, thus able to bring on as many aspects to the table as possible when creating, it helps to create more depth, helps explore further, and on a personal level helps to excite the piece all the more. I’ve always heard from directors that they were actors, and this seemed to be some sort of a ‘trump’ card when it came to directing, the whole, ‘Don’t worry, I’ve directed before…’ type shpeal…But didn’t really understand why until I’ve directed now. I mean, I knew I liked working with directors who were also actors, that they were nicer, more understanding, like a male therapist vs. a female therapist, a non-acting director vs. an acting director, but I now get why those have those who act are indeed better directors. They take more bathroom breaks. Actors have to pee a lot, and actors who are directors have to pee a lot. Therefore the actors in their cast get to pee more frequently. Makes for a better production.

WT: What is the difference between directing for film vs. stage? Acting for film vs. stage?

TF: I’ve never directed for film. That being said, I probably won’t direct for stage again either. The reason being, I like spacing out while the director gives notes to the other actors, or directs them. It’s always been a nice, quiet time of solace for me. Where you’re a director, there is absolutely no time when you are not answering questions. About lighting, costumes, publicity, stage hands (who usually have a lot of questions because they are actors who haven’t gotten the speaking roles but nonetheless just as needy), equity contracts, producers, understudies, etc.

Acting in film vs. stage – film is much easier, no matter what anyone says, because you can be edited to look good, sometimes worse. But either way you only do the thing/scene once, then it’s on camera, brilliance is captured, and you get to go back to your trailer and sit and play stupid games with your friends in your trailer like ‘bitch citations’ or read a Vogue (perhaps maybe on some sets the have a strange aberration such as ) but other than that, you’re done, move on, how can i be brilliant in the next scene. In plays, you end up doing scenes more than ten times. Most actors are frightened by this and try to mask this and secretly burn rehearsal time by asking questions such as, ‘What’s my character’s motivation’, ‘Is my character a high classed prostitute’ or a pay-by-the-hour type, ‘do you think my character really likes scotch’? Things like this, or come at you with a secondary way to burn the time away which can be equally as interest by providing lists of questions about their character which they would like to discuss their character’s motivation and/or give you directions for the scenes which they feel would work much better than yours.

Either way, theatre is my first mistress and very satisfactory at the end of the day, no matter her moods, no matter her foibles, no matter her box office sales. For she always leaves you falling asleep at night like you’ve been smashed by a bus and your knees capped by David Proval. And there is something very, very sexy about that.

“WHY WE HAVE A BODY†will run at the Edgemar Center for the Arts March 2, 2012 through April 22, 2012. The play is currently in previews.

For more information and tickets : www.edgemarcenter.org

Related Posts

Why Choose Local Florists for Your Flower Delivery?

May 12, 2024

May 12, 2024

Finding local florists has become easier than ever with the advent of digital marketplaces. Opting for Nashville flower delivery near...

8 Essential Things to Do After a Car Accident in Las Vegas

April 16, 2024

April 16, 2024

A car crash can be extremely traumatic for the people involved in it. Even if there is no major injury...

8 Essential Things to Do After a CarAccident in Las Vegas

April 8, 2024

April 8, 2024

A car crash can be extremely traumatic for the people involved in it. Even if there is no major injury...

Foreign Currency in International Business Expansion

January 2, 2024

January 2, 2024

Business has transformed into a whole different dimension. The interconnectedness across countries is increasing the feasibility of business expansions. It...

How to Select Quality Solar Panels and Installation in California

January 2, 2024

January 2, 2024

As solar energy becomes more affordable and popular, many homeowners in California are considering installing solar panels. However, not all...

Celebrating Christmas in Las Vegas: A Winter Wonderland of Fun and Festivity

November 15, 2023

November 15, 2023

As the festive season approaches, Las Vegas transforms into a glittering winter wonderland, offering a unique and magical Christmas experience....

Navigating Oxnard’s Public Transportation System: A Driver’s Guide

November 2, 2023

November 2, 2023

Whether you live in Oxnard or want to visit, it’s useful to know how to get around this coastal city....

15 Tips For Keeping Burglars Out Of Your Business

October 16, 2023

October 16, 2023

In the ever-evolving realm of business security, the persistent threat of burglary perpetually looms overhead like a dark cloud. The...

US Gambling Laws

July 12, 2023

July 12, 2023

Whilst casino gaming is a significant part of the American culture, US gambling laws are ever-changing. Prior to the Unlawful...

Reasonable Renting in The City of Angels

June 2, 2023

June 2, 2023

What would it be like to wake up in a bustling metropolis filled with endless possibilities, set against rows of...

BEST BITCOINS CASINO 2023: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

May 29, 2023

May 29, 2023

Bitcoins casino and cryptocurrency casinos are in full swing, and they will increase users exponentially in the coming years. However,...

Messi Drives Up Ticket Prices Up for this MLS Season.

May 4, 2023

May 4, 2023

Lionel Messi’s arrival in Major League Soccer (MLS) is already causing a stir, and the profound effect it is having...

Don’t Miss Your Last Chance to Experience CORTEO by Cirque du Soleil!

April 25, 2023

April 25, 2023

The Show’s Run At The Microsoft Theater Ends On April 30  Time is running out for fans of CORTEO by...

Enforcement of LA’s Home Sharing Ordinance for Short-Term Rentals Falls Significantly in 2022

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

Better Neighbors LA report highlights the inadequacies of enforcement measures for short-term rentals in Los Angeles, calling for increased regulation...

Tragic Fire Claims Lives of Elderly Couple and Their Cat in Mar Vista

February 9, 2023

February 9, 2023

Doris Bergman and Albert Sassoe Jr. victims in Wednesday morning fire By Sam Catanzaro An elderly couple and their cat...