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Staying focused online

Staying focused online is one of the biggest challenges people who work or study from a computer face these days.  I’ll be honest with you, it’s definitely one of mine.  Even before the digital boom I found it challenging to stay focused on my intended task and now in the era of apps and notifications and never-ending live streams of …

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An 8 Week Acting Challenge

The 8 week acting challenge: Are you ready to take it to the next level in your craft? There’s something that has come up in nearly every interview I have filmed for the college audition program (with both actors and acting teachers)…and while it may seem obvious, most actors don’t do it enough. It’s reading great plays.   Every actor …

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The Enemy of Creativity

I’m going to ask you a question and I’d be curious to know what your brain’s first responses are. Ready? What is your personal biggest enemy of creativity? Ok, got an answer?  Or a few?   (I’d love it if you’d share them with me in the comments below.) While I’m sure everything that came up is indeed blocking your …

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For actors (or anyone!) ready to create great habits that last.

Yep.  It’s that time of year again.  Do you set resolutions?  Or do you not even bother because you know you won’t stick to them? If I’m being rrrrrreally honest, I always hated making resolutions no matter what time of year.  I didn’t have the tools to make lasting change and since I didn’t want to let myself down as …

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Be smart with money now and become a millionaire.

This life post is a topic I have wanted to tackle for some time:  Being smart with money. I don’t know why it isn’t a more common practice to teach bright young people like you how to make informed choices with money. I certainly didn’t make those choices.  And artists often lead lives that are unpredictable financially.  (I am sure you’ve heard.) …

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#4 – Don’t make this common audition monologue mistake!

This is the final video of the series of 4 all about your college audition monologue! Okay, I’m excited to share this final tip because it is so important.  Like, make it or break it. I almost cannot think of a time I didn’t give this note when coaching a student on a monologue, so I know how important it …

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#3 – Five ways to make an impression at your college audition.

Five ways to make an impression at your college audition 1.  Interesting Monologue Selection One fabulous way to stand out from the crowd is by choosing an interesting piece.  It isn’t required that you do something unexpected, but it is certainly appreciated.  Plus, it’s a conversation starter.  Maybe you found a lesser known play the panel has never heard of …

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#2 – What monologues should you do for college auditions?

This question comes up all the time and the answer is, there is no one-size-fits-all perfect monologue for college auditions.  There are, however, some tips I can offer to help you find a good one. Things to ask yourself when selecting your pieces:  How are you most likely to be cast?  What are your acting strengths?  What playwrights do you …

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