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Do you have any suggestions on how to play Becca in David Lindsay-Abaire's play Rabbit Hole as she is so distant?  

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The key to approaching any role is to do so without judgment and with a personalized understanding of the character's given circumstances. A character is a combination of facts and circumstances given by the playwright, and the actions the character does to get what they want.

In other words, rather than naming a character with adjectives (i.e., she is negative, she is distant, she is isolated), instead, break down the facts and actions the playwright gives you in the script. This will lead you to a much more nuanced and honest portrayal of a character than trying to come at it from outside judgments.


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Thank you for your answer. It gave me alot of insight into her. I have a call back for her tommorrow evening. She is such an interesting character and it would be a great challenge to play her. I'm a little scared. I don't want to come off as shrewish because she is not at all. I want to figure out how to play her without playing a mood. Are you an acting teacher?

thanks again!


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