Stage Presence

I have stage presence.

At least that’s what people have told me. A lot of people have offered that compliment (?) to me, from directors, to fellow actors, all the way down to my mom. Hearing it so much it has made me start to wonder…

What the hell is stage presence? Kinda seems like it’s just a polite way to avoid telling someone that they’re a bad actor.

“You have great stage presence…BUT… you’re terrible at acting.”

This seems very similar to the kind of response you give a new mother when her baby is really ugly.

“Oh! Well…isn’t he…small.”

What are the guidelines for good stage presence?

Are you on stage? Check!

Can you be seen? Check!

If you move and make noise do people look at you? Check!

That’s it! You have good stage presence! I’m pretty sure an ornery duck would also have good stage presence, too.

So what do you think? Is stage presence a good thing to have or a sneaky insult? 😉




Is it within the rules to ‘first’ your own first blog post? Hm? Well, I did it anyway and no one can take that away from me.

Welcome! I’m Rob. I’m insightful, hilariously funny, strikingly attractive, and a compulsive liar.

I think it’s very important for readers to really know about the blogger they’re reading. This is why, for my first blog, I plan to thoroughly introduce myself.

I have compiled a list of the ten things that I think are most important to know about me to prepare you for reading my blog.  No, number one doesn’t deal with my narcissism.

1. I over use the word ‘awesome’ and have no desire to stop.

2. I enjoy watching college football and pro basketball.

3. I enjoy watching live theatre and ballet.

4. I speak to all five of my animals as if they were people, and I feel they are better for it.

5. I think I’m afraid of the dark, but I can’t stay in a room with the lights off long enough to find out.

6. I  was elected “Most Likely to Become a Mad Scientist” in the 7th grade and I let them down.

7. I refer to my big toe as my HUGE toe on account of its size.

8. I’m pretty sure I can hold my breath way longer than my sister can.

9. If challenged to a foot race by a turtle, I would let him/her win but then claim that he/she cheated.

10. I don’t like top ten lists ending at ten.

11. I like pizza.

There you have it folks! All you need to know about me to really get the most out of my blog!

Is there anything interesting about you that you think I should know? Is there more you’d like to know about me? Let me know in a comment below!