I was asked this question days before seeing the gorgeous musical “Billy Elliot” for the second time. *spoiler alert* In order for Billy to go to ballet school, he needs bus fare for the audition. Through a series of heart-tugging events, many of the miners in the town chip in to get him there. ThereContinue reading “What can you do to keep going when you feel like quitting?”
I am heartened by this question. The thought of someone caring about their craft enough to want to work with numerous teachers already lets me know that the actor is not only disciplined, but aware of the motto “knowledge is power”. To have true power as an actor necessitates that you know your craft.
The rest of the world is beginning to catch on to what we, as actors, have always known…it’s not about the “resolutions”, it’s about the “intention”. If we can set an intention to be, rather then the resolution to do – we tend to manifest what we want (and have a better time in theContinue reading “NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS”
Jeffrey, I would like to start off by saying that I know a letter of gratitude is in some ways very cliché lol, but I still feel that for you, it is necessary because the things I am going to tell you are things you should be hearing every day, and since IContinue reading “My Sweet Holiday Gift from a Cherished Student (forgive my ego, but I never post testimonials on my website)”
Obsession? Love. We know in our hearts how differently love and obsession feels. The teenage crush versus the mature relationship. I would say that obsession hurts, while love satisfies; obsession drains, while love feeds. Obsession is toxic, love is healing… etc. Most importantly to my point, however, is that obsession is selfish – needing onlyContinue reading “Love vs. Obsession”
One of the reasons actors have so captured the imagination of our time (if you disagree, go to your newsstand and see whose picture is on most magazine covers) is that we are aware of one of the great secrets in life – that emotions are fluid and we can move in and out of them with ease.
We are not at the point yet where we can get information out of a computer that we haven’t first inputted. If I want Becky’s phone number, I have to first add it to my address book. That’s why it always saddens me that actors feel that they can bring up a multi-leveled performance withoutContinue reading “Why Research?”
If we can acknowledge the sacred in our work, then we bring that same sense of sacredness to our audiences. If we are aware of the miraculous in our lives, then we bring that awareness of the miracles to our audiences
We want it to look easy to the audience. Unfortunately, many actors think it is just easy. And that, my friends, is why people watch reality TV.
If romantic scenes have no conflict – you’re probably watching porn.