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Performers & Creators Lab

Oakland, CA  (415) 870-7082

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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 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 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 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...

August 7, 2017

Do you wonder sometimes if you're making a lasting impression in your auditions? There are a lot of moving parts when you're in the casting room, right? A lot of things you could worry about. . . but you don't necessarily need to (nor can you!) worry abo...

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...

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...

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