Richard Gardner [via Flickr, modified]

  Chris Harwood talks with Tom Isbell, UMD Professor of Theatre, about character-building.  There is a broad palette of techniques an actor can use to portray the roles they play, from the intensity of Method or Meisner to the approach suggested by Mamet, who Tom paraphrases: "Figure out what you want from the other character in the scene and just memorize your lines." 

Though many available methods are worthy tools, not all will work for every character or style of play.  Listen to see if Chris and Tom can condense what should take years of study into a six-minute master class.

Women's Words on February 8, 2015 featured Terri Falsani reading her poems "Understanding Eve" and "Higher Latitude".

2/08 Women's Words: Terri Falsani

Funding for Women's Words is provided by The Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

Women's Words on September 7, 2014, featured Terry Falsani of Duluth, reading her poem, "Olympia." Here is an audio link to her reading.

Terry Falsani, born and raised in Portland, Maine, has lived in Duluth, Minnesota since l973. A mother of two, she enjoyed second and third careers as creative director at Fochs and Associates Advertising and teaching English literature.