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Using Music to Approach Character

The actors in Lincoln Center Theater’s world premiere production of PIPELINE all had the same starting point when it came to preparing for their roles: the script and the character descriptions. 


From there, each actor used a variety of methods to create characters to breathe life into the playwright's words. With the help of a team of people working behind-the-scenes like the director, and the set, costume, lighting, and sound designers, the actor creates a path from the person they are in real life to the character they play on stage.

Lincoln Center Theater teaching artist Benton Greene introduces an activity about using music to inform a mood and creating a playlist for a character from PIPELINE.

Click below to access the Student Activity Worksheet that goes along with this video.

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