Warm-up for Actors

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					                            Physical / Vocal Warm-Up for Actors
DROP YOUR TONGUE!      BITE THE SIDES OF YOUR TONGUE WHEN YOUR MOUTH IS DRY!         RAISE YOUR EYEBROWS!



1. Grin: 5 reps.

2. Frown: 5 reps.

3. Wide: 5 sec.

4. Scrunch: 5 sec.                                                            To sit in
5. Repeat both                                                           solemn silence
6. Tongue front: 5 reps.                                                  in a dull, dark
7. Tongue back: 5 reps.                                                      dock in a
8. Shake: 30 sec.                                                           pestilential
9. Sputter: 5 reps.
                                                                           prison with a
10. Tongue to top & bottom lips: 5 reps.
                                                                          life-long lock,
11. Tongue side to side: 5 reps.
                                                                           awaiting the
12. Raise top lip: 5 reps. (or 5 reps. ea.. side)
                                                                          sensation of a
13. Lower bottom lip: 5 reps.

14. Neutral: 5 reps.
                                                                            short, sharp
15. Voiced/unvoiced consonants
                                                                           shock from a
    (t/d, p/b, k/g, s/z, sh/zh, ch/j): 5 reps
                                                                             cheap and
16. Tongue twister: 5 reps. w/increasing speed
                                                                         chippy chopper
17. Sirens: 10 reps.
                                                                         on a big, black
18. Vocal fry: 2 30-sec. reps.
                                                                               block.
19. Crunches: 30 reps.

20. Hey: 5 reps.


BREATHE FROM YOUR DIAPHRAGM!         SHAPE YOUR MOUTH TO PROJECT!          PRACTICE THE SALUTE TO THE SUN!


                                                ©2000 L. Addison Diehl

				
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