Profession prompter

Prompters prompt or cue performers when they forget their lines or neglect to move to the right position on the stage.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Body language

    Notice and interpret the non-verbal signals that people send out with their body, including yourself.

  • Theatre techniques

    Understand techniques that facilitate a successful presentation of a play.

Skills

  • Declaim

    Speak for an audience with the expression of rhythm and vocal technique. Take care that articulation and voice projection are appropriate to the character or text. Make sure that you are heard without compromising your health: prevent fatigue and vocal strain, breathing problems and vocal cord problems.

  • Interpret performance concepts in the creative process

    Learn and research a part, in personal and collective research and rehearsal, build an acting performance respecting the concept of the show.

  • Adapt to different roles

    Adapt to different roles in a play, regarding the styles, ways of acting and aesthetics.

  • Attend rehearsals

    Attend rehearsals in order to adapt sets, costumes, make-up, lighting, camera set up, etc.

  • Analyse theatre texts

    Understand and analyse theatre texts; take an active part in the interpretation of the artistic project; conduct thorough personal research in textual material and dramaturgy.

  • Memorise script

    Memorise a set of lines or specific information in order to convey it correctly to a target audience.

  • Rehearse with fellow actors

    Rehearse lines and acting with fellow actors to be attuned to each other.

  • Follow directions of the artistic director

    Follow the instructions of the director while understanding his creative vision.

  • Rehearse role

    Study lines and actions. Practise them before recording or shooting to find the best way to perform them.

  • Analyse own performance

    Understand, analyse and describe your own performance. Contextualize your work in one or various styles, trends, evolution, etc. Self-evaluate your work in rehearsals and performances.

  • Read scripts

    Read a playbook or film script, not only as literature, but identifying, actions, emotional states, evolution of characters, situations, different sets and locations, etc.

  • Attend read-through

    Attend the organised reading of the script, where the actors, director, producers, and scriptwriters read the script thoroughly.

  • Study roles from scripts

    Study and rehearse roles from scripts; interpret, learn and memorise lines, stunts, and cues as directed.

  • Interact with fellow actors

    Perform together with other actors. Anticipate their moves. React to their actions.

  • Memorise lines

    Memorise your role in a performance or broadcast, whether it is text, movement, or music.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform stunts communicate during show manage prompt book work in an international environment breathing techniques interpret scripts perform live analyse a script edit scripts study relationships between characters show professional responsibility literary theory pronunciation techniques lead cast and crew work with a voice coach work with an artistic team

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