Category Archive for: ‘Acting’

How to Choose Intentions in Acting

Here it is, at long last:  How to Choose Intentions in Acting.  An example. I’ve been meaning to write this art post for a while now because the topic comes up alllll the time.   Like almost every time I teach.  (Adults included.) So maybe you have been studying acting for a little while now and you think you finally understand …

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A lesser known acting technique that’s super easy to apply

Okay, so hopefully you have seen my first ever vlog, The Acting Technique That Will Set You Free. If you haven’t, it’a a must-watch for sure! Once you have watched that lesson and you understand what an intention is, this tip will help you take that technique to the next level. So let’s say your line is: Get over here …

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How to Become an Actor

There are a lot of posts out there with this title and they say a lot of different things, some give great advice and some…meh. The most respectable ones talk about headshots, training, the many years of work and how to get going when you don’t have any experience. All of that is vital and is definitely a huge part …

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The War of Art by Steven Pressfield – Book Review

The War of Art: Biz Books Review This is my first book review!  I’m so excited I got the idea to share some of my favorite reads with you.  I am directing a play at Young Actor’s Theatre Camp this summer and I always give a few book assignments.  I regularly require the cast to read Larry Moss’ book, The …

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Protected: YATC Company Play 2015

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#3 How to Really Listen in Acting

Do you want to know how to listen in acting?  Really and truly? In the first post of this series, I shared some questions to ask to investigate your active listening skills and in the second post I gave you four of seven actions you can take to improve.  Here are the final three actions you can take right away to …

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#2 How to Really Listen in Acting

In the first post of this series, I shared 6 things to ask yourself to see how well you might be listening in your acting. Now I am excited to share 7 different things you can do to really improve.  In this post you can venture into the first 4 of the 7 and find out how to listen in …

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#1 How to Really Listen in Acting

“If we could only listen to each other on the stage like the animals in the forest do–as though our lives depended on it.” Larry Moss has that fabulous quote from actress Geraldine Page (who many consider to be one of the greatest of all time) in his book The Intent to Live and it is one of my favorite …

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