A Small Moment in Time

by Marc Sanders Having participated in local community theatre for close to 25 years, much of the experience has become old hat and routine. Auditions are always nerve racking. Memorizing lines is always a struggle. Fellow actors for…

Cumulative Transformation

by Deborah Bostock-Kelley It had been (covers mouth) years since I’d stepped on a theatre stage and to be perfectly frank, I was terrified. While I was a reporter for AOL Patch for three years, I was able to interview the incredible actors who…

The Top Five Easy to Fix Mistakes That Actors Make

by Jim Russell I love community theatre for many reasons, but one of the top reasons is that it gives people an opportunity to try something they’ve never done before – acting. And it gives directors like me a chance to help them shine doing…

Fret Not!

by Marc Sanders Having performed, directed, produced and written for Carrollwood Players since 1993, I can honestly say that auditioning for the latest up and coming play has never been a familiar experience for me.The fact is, what I’ve…

How I Survived Joining Carrollwood Players

by Jen Martin “How do I join?” – I hear this question fairly often about Carrollwood Players. For some reason, community theaters sometimes seem to have an air of exclusivity and mystery when it comes to their players. I’d like to…

Try This On For Size

by Jim Russell Have you ever seen that really funny TV show called “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?” If you haven’t, you may not know how much fun it can be to watch a group of extremely witty and quick thinking actors make up comedy on the…

Why Community Theatre?

by Eric Misener It’s 2014. The cable guide includes channels in the thousands. There is a device, which I can carry around, on which I am able to talk to and see my brother and his daughters in New Jersey, in real time. I can watch movies…