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...
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...