Learning Agility and Fear of Failure

Learning Agility and Fear of Failure

In order to learn, especially in something as complex as an art like acting, movies, stories, theatre – you have GOT TO learn how to fail. You’ve just got to. It feels so incredibly bad at first. It feels like failure means a dead end right? But it’s...
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...