Stage Fright is common among Actors and us non-acting folks.
These noted performers (and many more) have publicly discussed their stage fright:
- Barbara Streisand
- Megan Fox
- Jonathan Knight (New Kids on the block)
- Brian Wilson (the Beach boys)
- Annie Lenox
- Ella Fitzgerald
- Stephen Frye
- Carly Simon
- Fiona Apple
- Sir Laurence Olivier
Acting classes and extensive public speaking help get past Stage Fright. While many performers indulge in meditation, alcohol, massage, etc., Sometimes they need to perform enough to relax in front of their fans. Performance anxiety, like forgetting lines, creates and sometimes increases stage fright and the “jitters”.
Performance Anxiety Cure: How To Overcome Performance Anxiety And Stage Fright In All Aspects Of Life Forever (anxiety recovery, panic attacks, anxiety management, anxiety attacks) – From Amazon Books.
When you get “into character”, you have license to be someone other than yourself, and that often gives us – as performers – the ability to be that person, without stage fright or exposing our personal anxieties.
Before an audition, practice relaxation exercises, learn your script really well, and “break a leg”.
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