Super Task

Super Task

When you act, you must have a fire in your gut. It’s hidden. It’s far below the surface, but it is always there. A fire. You must sit with the burn. You must stand with the burn. You must speak with the burn. You must listen with the burn. Whether it is comedy or...
Humour

Humour

The ability to find humour in a script is easily one of the most important skills an actor can have. It’s humour that differentiates the maudlin from the deeply beautiful. It’s humour that ends the self indulgent drama and gives us the freedom of realism. And it’s...
Acting and Fame

Acting and Fame

I want to talk about fame and acting. I think it hurts people more than they realize— I know it hurt me. You know the metaphor about the carrot dangled in front of the horse? Fame is like that. It will always be out in front of you. No matter how famous you become, it...
Moving into Technique

Moving into Technique

When we begin training in acting, we begin working on “the actor’s instrument,” the actor’s instrument being yourself. In our initial courses you are encouraged to deepen access to what I call primal authenticity, or your fundamental individuality. That training...
Path

Path

When people take up acting, they generally fall into three categories: they either view acting as a Profession, as a Fan or as a Path. If acting is a profession, you’re focused on learning techniques. You’re focused on achieving results. Overall you yourself don’t...