“No one is allowed to give notes to anyone else,” Basel English Panto Director Sarah Thomforde explained to our group of amateur actors. While my professional actor friend assures me this is standard in the theater–the last thing you want is a bunch of people running around acting like they are directors–I hadn’t been in a play since high school when I played an unnamed chorus member in our school’s production of Bye Bye Birdie and didn’t know the expectations.
This simple direction set clear guidelines for what was and was not acceptable and kept the team focused on achieving success. It was one of the many leadership lessons I learned while acting as the Fairy in Little Red Riding Hood. Here are four more lessons.
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