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Breath, Child!

In acting, breath aligns the actor’s heart and head and grounds him in the present moment.

Bombs and Banana Peels

I’d like to right a wrong that’s persisted ever since I published my book. I’ve had time to think thoroughly about how to address it, and...

Human Contact

If you are like me right now, you are craving some human contact. I’ve never gone this long without seeing (really seeing in real time...

Using Calamity as a Call to Create

Don’t let social distancing become emotional distancing. Use this outbreak to breakout of your current boundaries and limitations by...

The Learning Curve

An actor-in-training, in pursuit of learning and eventually mastering her craft, will inevitably confront the learning curve multiple...

She Got in Gear and Booked All Year

Here at the Actor's Studio of Orange County, we love our students. Recently, we did a very special interview with Ainah Lagrimas, who, at...

Interview: Erick McAllister

Erick is a 46 year old actor originally from Northern California, now living in Huntington Beach. He started his training in the...

Pillar 5: Objective

I'm finally blogging again! The book is written and now we are amping up for publication! More on that to come. I want to pick up where I...

PILLAR NUMBER FOUR: EMOTIONAL LIFE

The Fourth Pillar, Emotional Life, is the heart of the system. Like a heart, it is the most integral and elaborate of systems, requiring...

Pillar Number Three : Meaning

The magical thing about human nature is that the same event can happen to two people and it will be received and responded to...

PILLAR #2: CIRCUMSTANCE

BUILDING A STRUCTURE “If you build it, he will come.” ---Field of Dreams If Contact is the foundation, then Circumstances are the walls...

CONTACT: THE FIRST PILLAR

My students' constant requests to read more about The Seven Pillars of Acting Technique, is now answered! Over the next several weeks, I...

I DON'T KNOW...

"The purpose of Art is to lay bare the questions that have been hidden by answers." ---James Baldwin “I don’t know,” can be a powerful...

HOW TO TALK TO A WALL

It's sad, but true that very often your working relationship with your scene partner is not productive, pleasant, creative, or enjoyable....

WHERE IS THE LOVE?

My first acting coach, Jo Spiller, who began training me when I was sixteen, taught me many incredible lessons. I owe a large part of my...

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