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August 24, 2018

Whether you just had a terrible performance or you choked during an audition, there is nothing else quite like the sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach when you feel like you've experienced an epic failure at what you love to do - performing!

We've all been ther...

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 12, 2018

When you think of your "actor's type" it can often feeling like you're boxing yourself in - like you're - as the word would indicate - "stereotyping" yourself.

But what if I was to tell you that your type is way more than that?  That it's more like an essence that you...

January 21, 2018

Can I tell you a secret?  It's a little embarrassing to admit, but back when I was producing more shows, sometimes before I had even a clear vision for all the pieces in the show I'd find myself imagining the review of the show I would receive from the local ar...

November 16, 2017

When things get hard, knowing who you are and why you got that way gives you compassion for yourself.   It makes it easy to appreciate yourself and go easy on yourself. . . and thus you go a little easier on everyone else. And so I'm sharing with you ten questions...

October 15, 2017

In the recent weeks, with all that has come to light in regards to mega-producer, Harvey Weinstein and the extensive amounts of claims of sexual abuse among actresses and women in the entertainment industry, I've been thinking about this matter of control. . . Who...

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...

September 24, 2017

What would you say if you met Steven Spielberg right now?   Be honest. Would you gush like a fan?  Or would you throw your screenplay in his face insisting that "you should really read this!" This was the topic of a recent session with a client of mine who...

September 10, 2017

This month I spoke with accomplished actor and comedian, Hal Lublin for the next installment of Interviews with Artists Who Are Making It. He shared about how's he's found success as an actor in the Los Angeles voiceover world, how he created a podcast with a...

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. . .

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