Levels in all things: emotion, volume, height, depth, distance from one another, broad/realistic characters … the more dynamic (but relatable) your show is, the more impressed your audience will be.
DON’T PUT YOUR BACK TO THE AUDIENCE
They’re paying to see the show. When you face the audience they can hear you better, they can see your facial reactions, and pick up on all the subtle nuances of your performance.
Plus, nobody likes seeing someone’s back for the show.
Your hands and face are the most expressive parts of your body. Always keep them in view of the audience.
BEING CLEVER HAS A CEILING
If you are doing references and it’s getting laugh, realize that it’s hard to heighten that game. If you are going on a run of naming funny Star Wars bounty hunters, eventually you will run out of ideas and the scene will end.
A more powerful choice is the relationship dynamic between the two characters and emotions. It is easier to heighten those choices and evolve that story.
Till Next Thyme,