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Performers & Creators Lab

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August 13, 2018

Did you know that your brain has the ability to hold subconscious beliefs that may block you every time you go to reach for something that feels "different" or "bigger" than what you already know?

One time when I was three years old I was in the grocery store parking...

August 4, 2018

Could  you use some inspiration and a little mojo to get you through this year?

Join me this week - there are two opportunities!

I'm planning on creating a friendly, connected, warm and hella inspiring atmosphere!

Whoo hoo! Last year I had such a wonderful trip, vis...

February 19, 2018

It doesn't matter how experienced an actor or speaker you are, sometimes it is just not that easy to sound super fresh when you're working with a script or material that you've rehearsed a million times.   I get asked this question a LOT from actors: &quo...

October 8, 2017

This morning I was trying to imagine what would be of most service to you to write about.  And as I was sifting through emails from clients - some of them excitedly dashing off a note to tell me how great their acting life is going, and others who are struggling and re...

August 24, 2017

I've seen this mistake kill so many actor's auditions. . . I mean, it can literally just suck all the joy out of your job as an artist and make you wake up one day wondering why you ever decided to do this acting thing to begin with. . .

August 14, 2017

What do you do right after you get that call from your agent that you have an audition? Are you someone who over prepares every little detail? Or do you fret and worry and procrastinate? Watch this short video (below) where I reveal what matters most when it comes to...

June 25, 2017

Last Tuesday, I co-taught a workshop for actors with Casting Director, Rebekah Renne and was excited by what she had to say about the film industry . . . and I wanted to share it with you! Rebekah has worked in the film industry since 2009. Based in San Francisco, she...

June 4, 2017

Were you the kid who was always watching everyone? I think it's one of those things as actors that we are likely prone to doing or even exceptional at doing.  Actors are human observers. . . And because this is a practiced thing with us, we can even sometimes "...

May 31, 2017

Have you ever had this happen at an audition or reading?   You find yourself faced with having to act out writing that makes you squirm when you read it?     As actors, most of us are taught that text is king.  Especially if we've been theatre trained, we are lik...

April 16, 2017

Did I tell you yet about, Artella?  It's this brand new place to get voiceover work. It's an online animation studio that's literally changing the way movies are made.  No joke.

Artella has taken what used to only exist in places like Pixar an...

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