Acting and Process

Acting and Process

When you create something new – whether it is as simple as changing a hairstyle, or as complex as designing the software to guide a rocket landing on Mars – there will be a period of time when you’re not sure which direction to take, when you’re not sure...
Individuality

Individuality

“The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” Joseph Campbell. I know no better way to becoming a better actor than to becoming *more* yourself: dropping the persona, dropping the act that we present to the world and to ourselves. Although the development of...
Embracing the Flaws

Embracing the Flaws

As an acting teacher, a big part of my job is encouraging actors to embrace the flaws of the character. That process usually follows a series of steps. 1. finding the flaws 2. relating to the flaws 3. portraying the flaws   The third step often being the most...
Becoming an Agile Learner

Becoming an Agile Learner

Working in a creative environment our most precious commodity is our agility. Nothing stops development like rigidity. We work to identify and protect the quality of agility. And our rigidity, ever so slowly, disappears.     The five pillars of an Agile Learner:   1....