Monthly Archives: January 2012

THE PRACTICAL ACTOR … STREAMING SOON TO A LAPTOP NEAR YOU

Working on a show called THE PRACTICAL ACTOR, which I will host along with the amazingly talented Sara Fletcher.  We are  putting together a show that will be entertaining, enlightening and empowering.  We want the show to be a platform for Actors who are on the cusp of great work, whether that work is self […]

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THE IMPORTANCE OF CREATING SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCES

Often in the audition process (and when you are working) you will be called upon to “create” a character, feeling, emotion or circumstance.  How does one do this consistently for the audition, callback, or take after take, show after show?  The key to this technique is specificity.  If a foundation of specificity is established then […]

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THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE

As an actor you are not only an artist but an entrepreneur as well.  It is up to you to keep your instrument (you) sharp and ready.  It is also up to you give yourself support by “filling your toolbox” with the ways and means for your team to represent you fully and confidently.  If you don’t have […]

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“IF” YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE…YOU CAN FIND OUT WHERE YOU ARE GOING.

If – Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you; 
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, 
But make allowance for their doubting too; 
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, 
Or, being lied about, don’t deal […]

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BEING YOURSELF AS AN ACTOR

In order to be successful as a commercial Actor (or an Actor in any medium) a sense of reality must be created by the performance.  Often in the commercial audition process the actor is asked to be “real” or play  ”them-self” to audition for a potential job.  Easier said than done without the reality that […]

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