Tag Archives: New York

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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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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Last Free Industry Workshop…

…before we go on hiatus. This will be our last free workshop until early December. Our guest will be Debbi Epstein with Stewart Talent. The workshop will be on the 27th of July from 6:30 to 9:30 PM. Invitations to … Continue reading

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Danger or Opportunity

First, a shout out to Carlos Wayne Anderson. The talk he gave at Symphony Space in New York City on June 5th is the inspiration for this piece. In his talk, Carlos mentioned that the Chinese have a coin that … Continue reading

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Is It Too Late?

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 … Continue reading

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