Open Chest, Open Heart: 12 Years in Blue Man Group

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You have to learn how to react in an egoless way, that’s really crucial. Let’s say an audience member is using their phone, just like five feet from you, filming you. An actor reaction is like, ‘Hey, you’re messing everything up,’ but a Blue Man reaction is more like, ‘Isn’t that interesting that that person is holding this in my face?’

–At Atlas Obscura, Isaac Eddy discusses his stint with Blue Man Group: the audition process, daily life on and offstage, the intense physicality of the role, and the collaborative, creative forces behind the show.

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