Advice

Stage Fright

“We’re actors! We’re the opposite of people!” — Tom Stoppard, “Rosencranz and Guildenstern Are Dead” Let’s be honest: acting is fun. There is a tremendous joy we as performers get ...
Leading Male Actor

When it comes to acting there are few buzzwords more overused yet more vaguely understood than “presence.” You could call it star power, or “the x-factor.” You could say that ...
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When you’re a young actor just starting out and you hear veterans of the business chatting about this or that awesome-sounding audition they were sent on by their agent, it ...
Actor Day Jobs

As an actor who worked in restaurants and bars on and off for decades, I am intimately familiar with the cliché of the “struggling actor trying to make it” by ...
Actor Branding

You are no doubt reading this right now on your phone, tablet or computer, so you know as well as anyone that the world is truly wired. We are all ...
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A lot of times when we talk about acting we can easily get caught up in discussing the challenges and stress of the business end of it: auditions, agents, headshots, ...
actress commercial

Have you ever stopped to consider just how many commercials are running on television and the internet at any given moment? When you really think about it, it is almost ...
Audition room

Acting is hard. Not to sound whiny, but it really can’t be said enough: no matter what normal humans may think about the supposedly cushy life of the actor, the ...
acting imagination

As fallible human beings, it’s easy for actors to fall into the trap of the green-eyed monster of envy. You’ll see an actor you know who has comparable skills and ...
Acting on film set

When an actor comes to study with me for an audition the first thing we do is “kill the plan.” Somewhere in their preparation they’ve had what I call, the ...