How should I practice is a common question that comes up while teaching performance and public speaking classes, when directing and performing in productions, and when coaching and competing for forensics squads. This essay provides a rationale for fusing Honeycutt’s imagined interactions theory (2003) with performance rehearsal processes, employing research guiding retroactive and proactive imagined interactions as a template to frame rehearsals that have the purpose of future actor ó spectator engagement. I use my experiences applying imagined interactions to an ensemble performance rehearsal and during a solo performance rehearsal to show the usefulness, limitations, and potentials of this methodological hybridization.
Hamzehee, J. (2022). Rehearsing with Imagined Interactions Theory: Exploring Imagined Interactions as Framework for Ensemble and Solo Performance Rehearsals. National Forensic Journal, 38(1). https://doi.org/10.56816/0749-1042.1005