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...
The Artistry of Acting for Everyone

The Artistry of Acting for Everyone

Our goal at Actorium is to create an environment where people find, through the art of acting, access to their authentic selves. 

Our tagline is “the artistry of acting for everyone.” But, we live in a culture built on white supremacy. And, the business of acting is...
Core Values

Core Values

We’ve been working on writing up our core values at Actorium. And in doing this exercise, we realize that first and foremost, truly above all else, is that we create a space where everyone is made to feel welcome and is equally valued.⁠ ⁠ Over the years we are...
Finding Your Inspiration

Finding Your Inspiration

To give yourself over to a role you must find your way to fall in love with the story. Find a way to reach the core of the playwright’s inspiration. Find what it is that moved them to write the story. It will be through your investigation of the story that...
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 Negative

Embracing the Negative

  Embracing the negative is an interesting process, and Michelle’s blog post detailing it out in 3 stages was super helpful at describing the journey I was stumbling through. It’s true. Of all the steps, step 3, portraying the flaws, is the hardest. I’ve been...