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ACTING IS NOT ABOUT CRYING - IT'S A FIGHT!

Published September 16, 2021 49 Views

ACTING IS NOT ABOUT CRYING - IT'S A FIGHT!

  Who cares about crying? I mean, people that can’t cry, they’re blocked up, but acting is not about crying. As I said, Stanislavski said that when the actor is crying, most often the audience isn’t. It’s not about crying, it’s about fighting!  Acting i...

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WALK IN THE SHOES OF THE CHARACTER

Published July 20, 2021 525 Views

WALK IN THE SHOES OF THE CHARACTER

  The clothes, women tend to know this more than men, that what you wear is going to dictate how you feel and that's why, often, for an important evening, one that is meaningful to you, you’ll change your clothes a few times. Costume designers, that's what they're all a...

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ACTING AND LIFE IS A CONTACT SPORT, IT’S NOT ABOUT BEING A GOOD STUDENT

Published July 20, 2021 72 Views

ACTING AND LIFE IS A CONTACT SPORT, IT’S NOT ABOUT BEING A GOOD STUDENT

  [Gestures a few punches] Good. Okay, so all of the guideposts, what i’m saying to you is don't go: [robotic voice] “Yes, guidepost 5 is opposite. Yes. Check” All these things are tools, to get you to believe in these given circumstances, imaginatively. It’s...

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YOUR TALENT IS IN THE CHOICES YOU MAKE

Published July 20, 2021 56 Views

YOUR TALENT IS IN THE CHOICES YOU MAKE

  Question from student: “My question is a little bit more about architecture. The thing I’m working on right now is so short, with every line, I’m trying to make each line its own story, with a lot of stuff behind it. When something is so short like 3-4 lines, how can...

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WORK ON WHAT YOU LOVE - LOVINGLY

Published July 20, 2021 55 Views

WORK ON WHAT YOU LOVE - LOVINGLY

  Guys, we dictate our experience. Are you living in the free-floating terror of everything? Again, the world's fearful right now, more than maybe I've ever seen in my lifetime, so what’s the antidote? To dial up the love, dial up the joy. Raise your joy tolerance, raise it...

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CREATING ARCHITECTURE WITH VOCAL VARIATION

Published July 20, 2021 81 Views

CREATING ARCHITECTURE WITH VOCAL VARIATION

  This is so critical as we segway now, we're talkin about the art thus far, we talk about the business now. You’ve all been told when you went to an audition, to prepare 2 scenes, 3 scenes, sometimes 5 or 6 scenes, which I think is ridiculous, cuz if I’m auditioning you,...

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SURPRISE YOURSELF

Published July 20, 2021 63 Views

SURPRISE YOURSELF

  This is a great question to close on, beloved’s around the globe. You don't hide or this or that when you really learn to work, you're going to be surprised by what comes up. I've known Mark Guerette for a long time and I just love working with him, because he's o...

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SUGGESTIONS FOR WORKING ON AN ABSURDIST PLAY

Published July 20, 2021 86 Views

SUGGESTIONS FOR WORKING ON AN ABSURDIST PLAY

  Suggestions on working on an absurdist piece like Samuel Beckett. Excellent question and my mentor, the guy who brought me to New York, who I just happen to have here again, Alan Schneider, who directed the original “Waiting for Godot”, most of the American Pinter premieres...

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BEING IN THE MOMENT

Published July 20, 2021 54 Views

BEING IN THE MOMENT

  I want to share this with all of you. They go: “why is it so difficult to be in the moment?” You know why? Because when you're really in the moment, you're as much with your death as you are with your life. Because all the noise stops. Right? “Do you have a do...

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WORK ON WHAT YOU TRULY LOVE

Published July 20, 2021 54 Views

WORK ON WHAT YOU TRULY LOVE

  Guys, don't work on anything that you don't love. Okay? A guest star on a TV show is not going to change your life. It's a gig and it's a good gig. The way you become an actor is finding out the material that you LOVE to do and work on that, because none of us know how...

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