I must share a breakthrough last night while coaching a young actor, because I think it will help actors of any age. It has to do with authenticity in acting. If that's what you aspire to, read on.

First a snippet from the book, Cassavetes on Cassavetes, where the actor...

Here’s what I learned myself about one thing to leave out of the audition room. It was an accident! But I was ready for it to happen. And if you find auditions challenging, I think it might help you too.

Just came away from a commercial audition  in London (that's a TV...

February 13, 2019

In the dreaded audition room, replace your nerves with a different attitude. It will marry you to your character like no other way.

On this Independence Day, celebrated in my native country, I'm joining everyone all over my adopted island as we celebrate England's football victory last night over Colombia. And no...I ain't calling it soccer anymore.

Last night was the UK's Day of Independence f...

Some of our ASA students are tackling their GCSE exams this week. For our international ASA friends, these can be extremely stressful. For them, and the rest of us, help is at hand.

You have within you a very simple tool to help melt your anxiety, and you can use it at...

What an incredible session in the Actors Studio this weekend, working with talented ASA artist Alexia Broadbent, a very gifted, soulful actress, who is also represented by ASA Talent Management.

I’ve got to share our work with you for two reasons:

  1. I forgot to give Al...

Emily Belcher, an ASA artist who has been with us from the beginning, will soon be starring in 'Trap', her first film. She was cast out of 360 applicants. 

I just had a chat with her mum at the supermarket, and I had to share her story, because all young artists can lea...

January 25, 2018

An actor has more power than she realizes before stepping into a casting room.

January 18, 2018

We can all learn from the steps that Ava took to win her debut role in London's West End.

November 28, 2017

Frequently I get asked the question, “How do I make my monologue more natural?”

I’m going to respond as if I were writing a message directly to a young actor, whom we'll call Jack.

Dear Jack:

I know how you feel about trying to make your monologue as natural as possible....

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