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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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SO, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING?

The other night, leaving class, walking to the subway, one of my assistants asked me what was the hardest thing for actors to “get.” She had barely finished her question when I blurted out, “Getting actors to think in character … Continue reading

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“WE NEED YOU MORE THAN YOU NEED US!”

These words changed the entire perspective of my acting career. Here’s the set up: It’s 1978 (yeah, I know a century ago) and I’m a young actor in New York City. Like every other actor in the city I’m hustling, … 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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