Theatre actors like Ashley New are used to the over-the-top style of acting. On a vast stage, with the audience seated far away, they are expected to exaggerate their movements, amplify their expressions and amp up their emotions.
As the Covid-19 pandemic made it difficult for live shows to go on, many theatre companies have adapted their physical productions for online streaming. The Monster in the Mirror, which was supposed to be staged in May last year, was eventually remade for the computer screen. It was streamed as video on demand on SISTIC earlier this year. Now, it’s also available on Vimeo on Demand for $18 and a 48-hour streaming window.
How challenging was it for Ashley to turn from a stage actress to a screen actress? What are the pros and cons of bringing physical theatre online? Hear from the young actress in this video.
Proofread By: Teo Yin Yan