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This week, John Pyka discusses character development for the solo performer. He talks about why it is important to have a character, how he came up with Big Daddy Cool, and teaches his 12 step program of character development.

For nearly 30 years, John has been entertaining audiences around the world with his distinctive theatrical fusion of vocal music, magic, and situational comedy with larger-than-life characters. He is an award-winning actor, singer, and magician who has appeared on MTV, A&E, ABC, PBS, and the BBC. He has also appeared with the touring production of the Broadway Musical Closer Than Ever and as Big Daddy Cool in the Off-Broadway production of Swingin' At The Roxy.

John has played some of the great characters in theater like The Cowardly Lion, Jud Fry, Rooster Hannigan, Marryin' Sam, Norman Bulansky, Buffalo Bill, and Mr. Bumble. He has created several original characters, including the 1940s swing magician Big Daddy Cool, the past-his-prime vaudevillian Uncle Eddie Sparks, and the World Heavyweight Champion strongman Johnny Awesome!

Listen on our website: https://wellattended.com/blog/050-charac......hn-pyka/

Or on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/well......37237847

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode!

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Interesting podcast full of really helpful ideas for character development.
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William, it was great to be on the show and to share my experience!

And for everyone else, this podcast should be added to the top of your list of learning resources!
Swing hard, swing often, and we'll catch ya on the Flip-Side!
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Crazy timing... I was just re-reading your theatrical magic book when I was inspired to bump the "hotel 4-wall" Thread. I listen to all of the well-attended podcasts and looking forward to this one!
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