Drama Information

by Susan Moran

For Students
Exercise 1

For Teachers
Mirror Mirror
Useful tips

Improve Lessons

Important Exercises


What is Stage Presence.

A performance skill—a quality defined by a performer's ability to command the audience's attention through projection, focus, attention, expression, confidence, and so on.


Speak the language of theatre… learn stage directions and how to project your voice. Build believable characters. Dabble in improvisation and pantomime. Play theatre games that exercise your creativity and develop performance skills. Rehearse scenes… write and perform your own monologues. Let the performer in you emerge as you step into the spotlight of Stage Acting in Mrs. Moran's Class!




Tricks to make you feel better.

The more you practice, the more things get embedded into your subconscious, which means that no matter how much your nerves tell you that you don't know the notes, or the words, or when to come in, you will get it right.

Drama is the specific mode of fiction represented in performance.[1] It is derived from a Greek word meaning "action" (Classical Greek δράμα / dráma), derived from "to do" (Classical Greek δράω / dráō).

There are many forms of educational drama; these all share one common goal to create awareness or an understanding of an idea or issue. This page offers a few examples of the main forms in which drama is used as a tool for education

Stage acting requires the actor to "play to the back of the house." In other words, when performing on stage the actor must make everything s/he says and does BIGGER so that the patrons sitting in the last row of the third balcony can hear and see the lines and action..

Stage acting is EXAGGERATED; film acting is not. Stage acting exaggerates natural gestures and movements whereas film actors gesture and move more naturally, with subtle nuances, without exaggeration - like we do everyday..