Question 7: What is at stake if I don’t get what I need?
We’ve all heard it, “Raise the Stakes!”. When an actor hears “raise the stakes” from a director, casting director, or teacher, they think they need to be more intense, more excited, or speak faster or louder. Raising the stakes in a scene is none of those.
Today we are discussing Question 7: What is at stake if I don’t get what I need? What does it actually mean to raise the stakes? What does it mean to have something at stake in a scene? An easy way to put it is, when something at stake, it’s going to cost you something or you’re going to…..