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Fairy Godmother – Part II…and Beyond

Wow, where does the time go?! Look away for a second and the next thing you know it’s seven weeks later. For those of you who have been waiting patiently (and thank you for the emails) here is the next … Continue reading

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In and Out of Grad School…twice

For the readers who are wondering where I’ve been. I took the summer off – finished a crime novel and threw an amazing surprise birthday party for my wife. How amazing? Check out my Facebook page – John Howard Swain … Continue reading

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ONE ACTOR’S JOURNEY…THE MOTORCYCLE YEARS – PART 2

It had been raining for hours. Biblical stuff. Coming down in sheets.  The rest stop on Interstate 70 was packed. The people in cars were dry but I had to scurry from one side of the overhang to the other … Continue reading

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One Actor’s Journey – the Motorcycle Years

Two things I always wanted to do – 1). be an actor and 2). drive a motorcycle across country. I wasn’t sure how one went about becoming an actor but I knew I couldn’t do it if I stayed where … Continue reading

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You Want To Make Your Living Being Someone Else

The actual quote was, “Let me see if I’ve got this right, you want to make your living by being someone else?” This was my father’s reaction when I told him I was going to quit my job to become … Continue reading

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A Word On Directing

If you’ve read any of my books you know I place a lot of emphasis on technique. However, in class I approach the craft differently. In class I talk to the actors in result oriented terms. Why? Because on the … Continue reading

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Tilling the Soil

A problem I often encounter with actors that are just starting to work with me is they rush to learn their lines and then say those lines with little regard to the thought process and emotional content necessary to bring … Continue reading

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