Underacting-verb- When an actor thinks that they are using subtle acting tactics, but in reality they are simply not emoting.
Actor: Did you like my really subtle portrayal then. I didn't want to play it really weepy-whiney-over-the-top.
Director: Quite frankly, I thought you were underacting it. You DEFINITELY need to shed a few tears.
Uta- Public Figure- Speciﬁcally Uta Hagen. Unlike other historic theatre teachers
(Stanislavski, Meisner, etc.) Uta is referred to mainly by her ﬁrst name. An actress in
works such as Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Uta's teachings emphasize
preparedness and strong character study. Her book "Respect for Acting" is a must-
read for MT's of the Guettel Generation.
I've done, like, three character journals already. I'm a disciple of Uta.
Unreal-adjective- Compliment used when one cannot believe the performance they
have just seen. In their eyes, it is too good to be real.
Unreal. When she slid up to that e-ﬂat. Just unreal.