Dear Constant Reader,
Happy Friday! Although the weather is rather beautiful right now, here at The Manor we are awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Lee, which will hopefully lessen in intensity before arrival.
Your tip is my answer to the frequent question, “what should I do with my hands?”
When in doubt, arms out.
A lot of the time we’re using our hand to remove garments or manipulate props. But when you’re not, a good option is to hold your arms away from your body, in a way that suits your character or the mood of the act — relaxed, graceful, strong, &c. It’s an expansive gesture. You are both revealing yourself and taking up space on stage.