Tag Archives: working actors

New York – Round One.1

The day I arrived in New York I got food poisoning. Not an auspicious start. On the second day I called one of the actors that worked in my theatres in Florida. George (Buck) had moved to New York six … Continue reading

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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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Fairy God Mother – Part 1

You know the saying: “The road to hell is paved with good intensions?” Well, my intension to post on a regular basis is good but my execution — not so much. But we’re back on track now with 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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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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