Listen—it’s great that you do a stellar Stanley Kowalski, but maybe think twice before bringing a scene from “Streetcar Named Desire” to your acting class. As Backstage Expert and acting coach Anthony Meindl says, all actors should make it a point to be reading plays—especially new plays! There’s a wealth of material out there to sink your teeth into, and Meindl breaks down what you should be doing to find it.

0:09 – The importance of plays
0:22 – Why reading is necessary for actors
0:34 – Imagination is key
0:55 – Trying something new

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