APRIL
13,
2015

The Small Things You Can Do

Sometimes, it’s the small things that matter. There are plenty of big things that you can and can’t take control of in your acting career. You can be prepared, you can arrive early, you can be in acting class regularly, and you can have all the right materials on your website.
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DECEMBER
06,
2014

A Safe Place for Actors

We are big proponents of safety in class. Whether it means setting up guidelines for privacy in class, or how to treat the furniture, we believe in creating a safe place for actors. This especially means establishing an environment that is supportive and conducive to honesty and vulne
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AUGUST
01,
2005

The Dual Life of the Actor

In my first article Welcome to the Desert, I explored how living in the arid, isolated reality of Los Angeles can often immobilize an actor's life. Too often that paralysis stifles the actor's creative soul - both personally and professionally. Today I want to explore another common d
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JULY
24,
2005

Welcome to the Desert

Whether you are a new arrival or have been here for a number of years, I want to welcome you to LA. As a director and teacher it has been my experience that many actors, whether seasoned veterans or enthusiastic newcomers, can make life in LA more difficult for themselves than it need
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JULY
01,
2005

Nurture Your Imagination

Remember when you were young and play included imaginary games of Cops and Robbers, Hospital, Spaceship or whatever? Whether with friends or by ourselves these games would seem more real than regular life. For many of us, our childhood was the peak of our imagination. We were able to
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