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The Animal Exercise – Character Development from the Outside In

The Animal Exercise - Character Development from the Outside In   The following is an exercise to help actors find the physicality of their characters.  We often see actors understand who they are playing emotionally and intellectually but the whole picture of who they are doesn’t come...

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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...

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Improvise – like a playwright

IMPROVE SCRIPTED WORK THROUGH IMPROVISATION Video Blog I love the Meisner Technique as a tool to help actors (and people for that matter) become better listeners.  The key is to begin listening to the subtext under the words rather than just the words themselves.  However the mistake...

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Summer Is Almost Over!

Summer is almost over, which means that things are going to start picking back up in our industry! If you took the summer months to step away from your training, it might be a good idea to start kicking some of that rust off! Today’s...

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The Actor’s Purpose

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] 1) Growth [edgtf_separator class_name="" type="full-width" position="center" color="" border_style="" width="" thickness="" top_margin="" bottom_margin=""] "When you stop growing you start dying" - William...

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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...

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Memorize the Right Way

Memorize the Right Way

Memorization for an actor is like a ruler for an architect.  The words must be available to you at all times but the actor's creativity is what brings life to a writer's imagination.  Actors are artists who train to be physically and emotionally free while...

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