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...
Talent comes from Instinct

Talent comes from Instinct

When we begin the work in Foundations, which asks us to open up to the expression of truthful feelings, many of us encounter a habitual response: an automatic redirection of our emotions. When a truthful feeling comes up, we don’t naturally express it: we...
Acting vs Audition Class

Acting vs Audition Class

At the start of our Foundations I class, in the interest of clarifying the work that we were embarking on we talked about the difference between an Audition Class and an Acting Class. Sometimes people come to Actorium having only taken audition classes and so the...
Going Forward and Looking Back

Going Forward and Looking Back

In a culture where fear is the air that we breathe, it is hard to see how deeply fearful our education is – let alone imagine another way to teach or learn. Parker Palmer In my classes I often talk about building a specific school culture. In this new year,...