Over the years a number of senior actors have taken my classes — which I think is great because they add balance and prospective to those classes. Those actors either finally fulfilling lifelong dreams or they’re getting back into the business after raising a family or answering a different career call.
Invariably the question arises, “Is it too late for me?” Personally, I don’t think it is ever too late for anyone to follow their heart. Case in point – Sylvia Kauders who died last week 94. Her obit answers the “Is it too late” question better than I ever could.
Check out it out. It will make you feel better about your career no matter if you’re young, old or somewhere in-between. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/10/arts/television/sylvia-kauders-a-late-blooming-actress-dies.html?_r=0
Marsha Mercant (my lovely bride of twenty-five years) is having a reading of her play When You Get There at the Pico Playhouse, 10508 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA at 7:30 PM on Tuesday May 24th. The reading is sponsored by the InterAct Theatre Company. All the west coast followers of this blog — hope to see you there.
Our next Free Industry Workshop featuring super agent David Cash from Nicolosi Talent Agency will be on Thursday, June 2nd at 6:30 PM in New York City. Invitations will go out at 12 noon on the 31st of May. The spaces fill up quickly so make sure you’re near your computer so you don’t miss out.
I have two new classes starting soon — The On-Camera Scene Study Class (only two spots available) starts 7 June and the Level 1 Commercial Class (starts July 11th). Click here for more information: https://johnhowardswain.com/classes-2/
That’s it for now. Enjoy your day!