This quote from my quote book, To Be An Actor, is from American composer, Phillip Glass, “The first problem that an Artist has to face is how to survive.” My favorite Artist is Vincent Van Gogh, and I thought you had to suffer, that you had to struggle as he did, in order to be […]
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I can see a change in my life since I stopped saying no. I see now that a lot of the no’s in my life came because I was afraid to fail. To look foolish. Now I say Yes, unless I am sure that I have nothing to learn from it. I am thinking more […]
“You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” This is a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt and it has become my credo and my advice to young actors and all artists. In this rapidly changing world, we cannot just throw up our hands and say, “I don’t know how to do that.” We have […]
In order for me to ensure that I would have the opportunity to act, I became a writer. I had always been a storyteller, but I was embarrassed by my grammar and my spelling. I first started by writing monologues, then I wrote scenes, and then 1-act plays, graduating to full length plays, short films […]
I am finding more and more that young actors don’t know how to find material to work on. I believe if you are an American actor you have to know what’s American and work on Williams, Miller, O’Neill, Odets, Shanley, Mamet, Simon, Beth Henley & August Wilson. These are amazing writers that write about the […]
There is no reason to not be working as an actor if that is your passion. There are reasons to go broke doing it, but if you love it, you have to find a way to work. When I moved to Los Angeles from New York, I thought that was going to be the next […]
I don’t like them. I know that there are many young actors that swear by them, even though they have yet to secure work from one. Once upon a time, many casting directors took pride in discovering new talent and would go out to see the actor applying their craft on stage. For many young […]
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