Ok ready for this? What is more important: the Entertainment of the Ventriloquist or the professional skill of still lips. You be the judge. You have 3 choices, how you may wonder do we have three choices? Either still lips, Entertainment or are they equally important?
Who has the rights to your Vent figure when you purchased it from the figure maker, the figure maker, you or who?
Here is one of the best questions that has ever been asked of me so I am tossing it out to the readers...you practice and practice and you get the script down perfectly, your manipulation and everything, your ready for your performance and ooops!!, you forget the lines you practice, what do you do? What could you tell the person this has happened to?
We will discuss memorization at a future date.
Ad Libbing can it be done on the spur of the moment or does ad libbing require practice...and the same for hecklers how do you keep them in line, without you getting nervous or having them put your show at unrest?
Is the distance from Vent to aud important, in kids shows what is the closest you should be to them? Is sitting them on the floor better then sitting them on chairs? and the reasoning.
How does someone take a story or fairytale and change it into a script for the figure, or does the figure just jump into the story or fairy tail willy nilly? Tips on writing scripts or jokes
Selecting a volunteer, is there a special way to pick a child out to assist you on stage? What should you be looking for? Being careful of embarassing him or her. Also when doing senior shows answer the same questions.
Lets talk about Novelty things on stage when is novelty fun and when does it get in the way? Is Novelty better in kids shows, adult show or does it matter?
Holidays are fun and we dress our characters up in costumes to represent a special holiday, what are some of the ways you have done that with your characters and how can a novice do the same for their figures. for both adult and childrens shows.Does it make for a better show?
Cue Cards What ways have you used cheat sheets to assist your show so that in the event of memory loss (here we go again with that nasty trouble maker) your show runs smoothly?
I have never been to a ventriloquist convention, what makes them so important, especially to a newbie, but just as much a seasoned Vent?
I am practicing ventriloquism and learning the craft well, is the history an important part of my training and should I seek out the museum as well? If I can not make it to the museum can I still borrow from the museum? How do I contact them?