September 10, 2011


Fellow speaker,

When you are having a conversation onstage with one of your characters and are getting a dialogue going, you don't need or want to use huge movements to indicate the change of character talking, instead use:
  • Posture - show by the physical way you carry your body which character is speaking, for example, if an older person is talking they could be slightly bent over
  • Position - position your body a little differently for each character, for example if an older person is talking to a young child, the older person talks down to the child and the child talks up to the older person
  • Pivot - do a quick pivot in place to indicate change of character, for example, turn your body slightly (don't overdo the change:  keep it subtle) to the left or the right to indicate which person is talking
Dialogueing with movement,