Character Analysis Questions

To perform honestly and with conviction a performer needs to completely understand who their character is. Interpretation is key, but it cannot happen until analysis is done. A very simple and relatively quick way to begin the process is to fill out a character biography. Provided below is a list of questions that will provide a broad peek into the character, or characters, that will be played. This is merely analysis. It is the performer’s duty to the piece and character(s) to ask why these facts and inferences are important and what they mean.

What is your name?

What is your alias if you have one?

What is your age?

What is your relationship status?

What is your sexuality?

Where do you work, and what is your profession (or dream profession)?

When is your birthday?

Where do you live currently?

Where are you from?

Describe your home and neighborhood.

Describe what you look like and how you speak.

Who is your best friend?

What are your hobbies and interests?

What is your educational level?

What is your socio-economic status?

What are your dreams?

What is your favorite book?

Favorite movie?

Favorite band?

How do you view yourself?

How do others view you?

Are you aware of their perception of you?