Kids Entertainer Podcast 086 with Danny Schlesinger: The Fundamentals of Stage Craft

The Fundamentals of Stage Craft:

Going Back to the Basics of Performing for Kids Entertainers

With the brimming—sometimes overwhelming—treasure trove of available information out there, sometimes we lose sight of what’s essential. In this podcast episode, Danny Schlesinger brings us back to the fundamentals of stage craft to help us pack more impact to our shows and make us more effective performers.

Download KEH Training Tip 169 - The Fundamentals of Stage Craft: Extended Notes

In this episode we discuss:

  • How Danny got started in entertaining and what training he got
  • The importance of theatre training to children’s entertainers
  • How he helps kids entertainers with his directing services
  • Where entertainers can get training
  • The influence of Avner the Eccentric
  • The fundamentals of stage craft

Breathing

Use and abuse of volunteers

Tension

The eyes

Focus: doing one thing at a time

  • Microphone technique
  • The importance of demonstrating control
  • The importance of looking professional

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Kids Entertainer Academy

Pre School Master Plan

Danny’s KEA lecture Stage Craft: The 7 Pillows of Wisdom

dannytheidiot.com

circoridiculoso.co.uk

Avner the Eccentric

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Download KEH Training Tip 169 - The Fundamentals of Stage Craft: Extended Notes