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September 21, 2018

Do you know what is worse than flop sweating or a racing heartbeat?  The stories we make up about them.  When we go into panic mode (otherwise known as fight or flight) then we also tend to start spiraling into self-doubt and self-conscious thoughts.

That's why I...

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 3, 2018

You've worked at your craft for some time now.  You've done acting classes. You know you're talented. You're made for this acting business. . . and so WHY is it that sometimes you completely screw up your auditions?

After working with hundreds of actors and being...

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...

August 25, 2017

Imagine yourself in the audition room free of all fear.  Present and calm your creativity soars as you find yourself playful, connected, and energized. I want this for you and I know this is possible.   I know you can spend weeks, months or even years learning in an...

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. . .

July 5, 2017

Have you ever been brought to a dead stop in the middle of an audition because your mind has drawn a complete blank? It can feel like the rug has been pulled out from underneath you.  It can feel quite frankly awful.

June 8, 2017

One of the things that I look for, and what I think makes live performing arts so thrilling, is the element of risk.  I want to see some daring involved. Someone taking some chances, whether it is an aspect of the work that is improvised or the performer being emotiona...

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