Clarifying Goals in Acting

Clarifying Goals in Acting

The training that we do in scene study at Actorium is based on Meisner and Method techniques. The ultimate goal in this training is for the actor is to be living and responding freely in the moment. This is an important factor at every level. I judge an actor’s work...
Stop Doing it Right

Stop Doing it Right

In the beginning, actors work very hard to do a scene, or play a role ‘correctly’. They struggle to meet the demands of the script to the point where they follow it like an architect may follow a blueprint. They no longer allow themselves the freedom of...
Outside the Lines

Outside the Lines

In order to be able to fulfill a role you must be able to extract a character from the script. What does extract a character from the script mean? It means you are able to play the character as a separate entity. You are able to separate the character from the story....
This post is for you

This post is for you

In my initial training as an actor, like many of us, I had done nothing but performance based training until I encountered Peggy Feury at the Loft Studio.  I remember my first day in scene study class. The first one up was Meg Tilly working with some guy on a...
Leaving the beauty pageant behind

Leaving the beauty pageant behind

When I first started auditioning, I remember I would walk in and I’d think “omg how am I ever going to get this? all the other actresses reading for it are so f&^%ing beautiful! How will I ever get something?” This was LA in the 80’s, and I don’t...