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The Craft of Acting

2212, 2014

Going Public

By |December 22nd, 2014|Acting|1 Comment

Q. I am not an actor but have recently been asked to do some public speaking. I find that I get physically ill at the thought of it. Are there […]

1512, 2014

Talent & Insecurity

By |December 15th, 2014|Acting|0 Comments

Q: You have worked with so many famous actors throughout the years. Have you identified any particular traits that talented people have in common?

Thanks so much for your question. I […]

812, 2014

The Total Actor

By |December 8th, 2014|Acting|0 Comments

Q. Are there skills that actors should develop aside from obviously taking acting classes?

Thanks so much for your question. Acting is a comprehensive art form and it requires the serious […]

112, 2014

The Professional Student

By |December 1st, 2014|Acting|0 Comments

Q: What do you think about people in your classes who have been studying for years but never make any money acting? Do you tell them not to give up?

Thanks […]

2411, 2014

Not Self-Made: Part 3

By |November 24th, 2014|Acting|0 Comments

Q: Who has been your greatest inspiration(s) and why? (cont…)

My last two blogs covered the biggest influences over my personal life and teaching style. The basis of my professional work, […]

1711, 2014

Not Self-Made: Part 2

By |November 17th, 2014|Acting|0 Comments

Q: Who has been your greatest inspiration(s) and why? (cont…)

In my last blog, I talked about my grandmother who was one of the most inspiring figures in my life. Another […]

1011, 2014

Not Self-Made: Part 1

By |November 10th, 2014|Acting|0 Comments

Q: Who has been your greatest inspiration(s) and why?

Thanks so much for your question. I heard a sermon years ago at Thanksgiving that really stuck with me. It was […]

311, 2014

Why vs. How

By |November 3rd, 2014|Acting|0 Comments

Q: What was your experience like teaching in Australia recently? Was it any different from teaching your American students?

Thanks so much for your question. As I sit here recovering […]

2710, 2014

Emotional Freedom

By |October 27th, 2014|Acting|0 Comments

Q: I love acting but I’ve noticed whenever I have the opportunity to really “let go” emotionally in a scene, a kind of fear seems to take over and shut […]

2010, 2014

Why Do Theatre? = Why Act?

By |October 20th, 2014|Acting|0 Comments

Q: I’ve been told that it’s important for an actor to do theatre. But I don’t see the point – I live in Los Angeles, I want to do film […]