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Michael is coming! Michael is coming!

Yes, it’s true. On March 30th casting director Michael Cassara will be our guest for the next FREE Industry Workshop. Invitations for the workshop will go out on Monday the 28th of March at 12 noon. There are twenty-five spots … Continue reading

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SHAPING YOUR CHARACTER’S CONSCIOUSNESS – THE BONES

I marvel at actors who believe memorizing their lines and saying them on cue constitutes their prep for a scene. What about investigating the depths of their characters? The kind of actor who doesn’t bother to dig below the surface … Continue reading

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Peter Kaiser – Fantastic Agent!

Last week twenty-seven actors had the opportunity to meet and showcase their work for Peter Kaiser, super agent with the Talent House Agency. Formally with the Gage Group in both Los Angeles and New York and then the lead agent … Continue reading

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Embracing Conflict

Something that has come to my attention…and this is not the first time this has come up…is how reluctant most actors are to embrace the conflict in a scene. Part of this comes from the fact that we’re human beings … Continue reading

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Your Mojo? Where Did It Go?

Once again I am happy to share a post from my friend Sarah Dacey-Charles’ blog. Sarah studied with me in San Francisco and here in New York. She has seen both high-times – playing Madam T in “Les Miserables” on … Continue reading

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KNOW WHAT YOU’RE AUDITIONING FOR

I had just finished reading for Barbara Claman. It was a great supporting role for a feature film and she was a casting director with a long history of casting top quality projects. When I was done she said, “You … Continue reading

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FINDING THE EVENTS/ORCHESTRATING THE SCENE

I’ve had a lot of inquires regarding my last post—actors wanting to know more about orchestrating a scene. In order to orchestrate a scene you first have to know what the sequences of events are. Every scene is constructed around … Continue reading

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