Genesis Theatre Schools

30 Golden Lamda Rules


1. Don’t forget to take this form with you with your pieces in order written in the box.

2. Don’t forget to take a copy of your pieces for the examiner.

3. Don’t forget to take your book or picture or toy if you need one for the exam.

4. Don’t be scared of the examiner. They are only human and are always really friendly.

5. Keep eye contact with the examiner as you enter the room and SMILE.

6. Say Hello and listen and talk naturally.

7. Direct your pieces to the examiner unless you have been told otherwise.

8. Project your voice. Be louder than normal.

9. Remember to breathe properly .

10. Make the introduction exciting and full of energy and pause between title and author and start of piece.

11. Make the last word of each line loud enough. Carry the vocal energy through to the end of each line or sentence.

12. Think about the mood and tone of the last line and show it in your face and the way you say it.

13. Think about the key important words and give them the energy they need.

14. Think about the punctuation: fullstops and commas e.t.c and spaces between stanzas and stop and acknowledge them.

15. Think also about the enjambments: when you need to carry the end of the line on into the next.

16. Use your face as much as possible, especially your eyes.

17. MAKE YOUR PIECES COME ALIVE and keep the examiner’s interest to the end.

18. Keep your diction clear and don’t say ‘fink’ and not ‘think’.

19. Look after all the little words like a, as, at, and, the e.t.c ( don’t gabble them)

20. Don’t be distracted by anything. Focus, even when the examiner is writing and not looking up, be ready with your eye contact when they do.

21. Do not fidget or play with your clothes.

22. Keep arms relaxed by your sides and feet flat and still on the ground.

23. Only do physical actions and move your feet where absolutely necessary.

24. Have hair pinned or tied back off your face so they can see your eyes.

25. Do not wear long sleeves that hide your hands or that you will play with.

26. Wear comfortable shoes.

27. In the discussion, listen well and talk freely and naturally with clear diction.

28. Don’t say ‘um’ or ‘like’ and don’t just give one word answers or nod your head . Look at the examiner with good eye contact when you have the conversation.

29. Know the characters and plot and author of your pieces well.

 30. ENJOY IT.