Acting Builds Confidence

You’ve probably heard it before. The number one fear of most Americans is speaking in front of live audience. To be honest with you, I’ve always been more jittery before a crowd than I ever was in front of a television camera. So, for me, acting has become a real confidence builder. Granted, it is much different learning a playwright’s script that presenting your own material. Acting on stage, however, teaches you a great deal about presenting yourself before a live audience. I am very fortunate to be opening tonight in “The Man with the Plastic Sandwich” at the Venue Theatre in Pinellas Park. I’m working with three very talented actors in Michael DuMouchel, Kathy Richter and Betty Jane Parks along with an extremely gifted director in Midge Mamatas. Our show runs on a Thursday through Sunday schedule between today (November 4th) and November 21st. The Venue Theatre is on U.S. 19 just north of Gandy Boulevard at the Mainlands intersection. Come see us if you get the chance. To reserve tickets, call 727-822-6194.

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2 Responses to “Acting Builds Confidence”

  1. Louise A Krikorian Says:

    Mr. Robertson,
    I agree. Acting builds confidence as does jazz and ballet dance. The dance studio I attend is around the corner from Lauren and Dwight’s Ravioli Co. I overheard you and Lauren talking about your acting troupe when I was picking up my dinner one evening. I’ve known Lauren for years and she suggested I contact you regarding my desire to join an acting class. I am a professional speaker, educator, and producer for public radio. Is this the best way to contact you?
    Regards,
    Louise A Krikorian, M.S. Ed
    813.281.1967
    [email protected]

  2. frank Says:

    Hi Louise,

    Thanks for contacting me. There’s a glitch in the system in that comments left on my website are not automatically forwarded to my email. I need to resolve that. As for acting classes, I did take one 10-week session at the Patel Conservatory which I found very useful. But, beyond that, actually doing several plays has helped me grow as an actor. If you want to reach me by email, my address is [email protected] or feel free to call my cell at 813-833-8393.

    Thanks again,

    Frank