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Performers & Creators Lab

Oakland, CA  (415) 870-7082

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September 17, 2018

Have you ever wanted to try street performing?

It's pretty amazing when it's done well, don't you think?

Have you ever been going about your normal day and you find yourself feeling moved as a beautiful song reaches you from across the train station or you're struck...

September 14, 2018

Street performing acts are as vast and varied as the imaginations of the artists who create them. And with the explosion of the internet and social media, I feel like the creativity of street performers has exploded as well and the bar has been set even higher.

Street p...

September 10, 2018

Have you noticed this "ghosting" trend too?

You make plans with someone well in advance, but then they flake and cancel at the last minute?

Or you meet someone new and it feels like there is great chemistry with them as either a romantic partner or a creative partner...

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 19, 2018

Have you ever been with someone and got the sense that they were in love with your stage persona and not the "real" you?

You don't have to be famous or even a celebrity to experience this.  I think it just happens the moment you are up on a stage.  It can appear glamo...

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...

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...

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...

July 22, 2018

Do you ever find it difficult to explain what you do as an artist to other non-artists that you meet?  Whether it's your family, a potential patron, or just a person you meet on the street?

I know that artists have a hard time talking about what they do, so over the y...

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