The following is an excerpt from the latest Backstage Experts article by New Collective LA’s Greg Braun. See the original article here:

4 Steps to Nail Your Next Cold Reading

It’s no secret that many actors would love to heal their relationship with cold readings. And while this may seem like an impossible dream, the truth is that you can save your relationship by using the tools of your craft. With cold readings, your most important purpose is how not to get buried in the page and just read the lines. In digesting the material and making choices, time is of the essence.

How do you create a world around you and live moment to moment when you only have 10-15 minutes to peruse the scene? How do you make the best use of this time and avoid wearing your sides as a mask? Here are four steps you can take to improve your process, approach to, and relationship with cold readings.

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