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...

December 2, 2016

Next week at YADA we’re going to produce a stunning revue of video monologues that spotlight the talents of YADA artists. I’m proud of the courageous work they've done so far.

But a true artist knows she can take it further. And this weekend is an opportunity for YADAs...

October 14, 2016

We made a marvelous discovery this week while rehearsing Frankie's monologue from 'Private Peaceful'.

The next time you watch someone (a non-actor) tell a story, watch them closely. Where do they look? As they remember the events, they'll spend 90% of the time looking a...

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