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.

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....

November 21, 2017

Great acting is coming out of sessions of the American School of Acting. And here’s why. Students have laid the foundation of their technique, and most are believing me when I say they need to get past the point of working to remember their lines. 

Great acting resemble...

November 16, 2017

I get approached frequently by acting students across Europe, because they all seem to have a common problem. And that is: how do you perform a monologue without feeling awkward and self-conscious?

This ‘performance anxiety’ plagued me early in my career, but I’ve found...

June 16, 2017

This post is for the introverted actor who quietly suffers in a world of extroverts. The world labels us as ‘shy’, and yet we have this mysterious hunger to connect with other people through art. There are many of us - this actor included. I spent a long time full of s...

June 6, 2017

Do you want learn to act? You've got to learn to listen.

The self-centered actor thinks that acting is about the words. This type of actor is concerned with the impression that they're making on the audience or the camera. And it shows. Hammy acting.

Acting is actually a...

May 18, 2017

 "Use your weaknesses. Aspire to the strength."
Laurence Olivier

As an actor, have you ever wondered why a scene that you're working on seems flat? And what to do about it? Read on, because the American School of Acting might have a remedy.

My students (aged 11-16) are...

April 4, 2017

The worst crime that we can commit at an audition is to come totally unprepared. It would be both a waste of our time, and the production team’s. Do a bit of preparation and you can walk in there, feeling like you're about to experience the most fun kind of workshop im...

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