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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...

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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 think anyone would...

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Homework for Monologue Study

NOTES FROM ACTORIUM'S HOMEWORK FOR MONOLOGUE STUDY: Spend an hour a day sitting with your monologue 'feeling' it out. 1. Don't rehearse it aloud. When you rehearse aloud you are nailing your coffin. You're creating a dead performance. You may get so good at it - it...

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Natural Reactions & Uniquely You

Anyone that has gone up on the stage at Actorium, knows that there is more to a Meisner technique class than repeating what the person in front of you says. You are asked to not only respond fully and truthfully, but you are asked "to see" fully and truthfully. Each...

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