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What is the Mastery Mindset?

The mastery mindset is clear from the second you walk into Dearing Acting Studio. A dedication to mastery in fact is indirectly expected from those who connect with us. Whether you come in to work on your acting craft, or your self, you’ll quickly realize that you are entering a world of your own mastery. …

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Your First Acting Class

Taking your first acting class is scary… but is the fear real? There’s something inside you that wants to see if you have what it takes to be an actor. Maybe you want this to be a career, a new hobby or just make a checkmark on the old bucket list. Either way, you’re about …

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How to Rehearse with a Scene Partner

There’s a saying used by many directors over the years that goes “time is money! And we are running out of both!”  I find this little epigram to be both cute and poignant. The one thing in life that is equal to all people is time and therefore we must be very careful how we …

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“Why the Want” – A Good Improv Question

Phoenix improv classes are essential to becoming a successful local actor in Arizona. Owning an acting studio in Arizona I own and operate a phoenix based Acting Studio. Which, to be honest, every time I say out loud sounds just as crazy to me as it does to you. One of my favorite subjects to teach …

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Improv Classes Phoenix – “Improvise – like a playwright”

There’s no better way to break through fear than jumping on stage without a script. Today on the actors blog we’re going to discuss improv classes in Phoenix and what we consider to be the most difficult and rewarding improvisation technique out there. IMPROVE SCRIPTED WORK THROUGH IMPROV Here’s a free actor tip from the Dearing …

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The Actor’s Purpose

This is what it takes to have a “meaningful” career in acting – Ready?   Define your purpose in all you do by the following criteria: Growth, Discovery and Mastery 1) Growth “When you stop growing you start dying” – William S. Burroughs. We actors have to eat, pay bills and live our lives- so we do …

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Actor Goal Setting

As I write this article a new year has just begun and setting new goals seems to be on everyone’s mind. However no matter when you might find this article you can use these powerful tools to jump start your acting career and most importantly create the right mindset for long term success. My personal …

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Why Am I Moving? (Finding Your Character’s Behavior)

You’ll hear actors referring to destination, business and gesture when they are in the process of discovering character. Today, let’s rap about what we mean by “destination”. So sit on your chair backwards (because it’s edgy) and drop a beat. Destination. It’s not as simple as where you’re heading on stage, or your next mark. Although …

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