How Broadway 'swings' memorize every part in a play | Ladders

Ladders went to The People's Improv Theater and sat down with Jake Keefe and Anna Dart, who are swings on the show Puffs — a parody play set in the world of wizardry — to find out how they tackle that task and if they've ever had to go on stage with little to no notice.
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How Broadway ‘swings’ memorize every part in a play

Broadway “swings” have to memorize the lines, movements, and actions of multiple roles within the show they’re working on. That can be quite daunting.

Ladders went to The People’s Improv Theater and sat down with Jake Keefe and Anna Dart, who are swings on the show Puffs — a parody play set in the world of wizardry — to find out how they tackle that task and if they’ve ever had to go on stage with little to no notice.

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Patrick Jones is Ladders’ Social Video Producer, based in New York City. He’s a graduate of American University with a Master’s in Film and Video. He can be reached at pjones@theladders.com.

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