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    How Do You Give Notes?

    "I think giving notes is among the most important tasks a director must do. And how one gives a note is often as crucial as what the note is." -- Scott Alan Evans, Co-Artistic Director of Actors Company Theatre

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    Approaching a Role with an Accent

    My actors are required to master accents. They use dialect CDs offering a step-by-step approach with specific drills and exercises.

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    What's Needed for Success?

    Actors almost always develop their acting technique while often neglecting their business technique: audition personality, updated résumé and pictures, post cards, and punctuality.

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    How Important Is Typing for an Actor? 

    When you know who you are and how other people see you, it transcends the nuts and bolts of acting technique and becomes about the true you.

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    What Do You Expect From Actors On Set?

    "I think being available is very important. Sometimes you have to dial yourself down to zero, so you're available for the character, for the director's directions, for the scene to happen." - Ang Lee

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    What Are Some Inspiring Client Success Stories?

    "The industry and its demands can turn an actor's love of acting into something painful. It's so important for an actor not to lose sight of the fact that acting is fun."

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    Typed Out?

    I want to stretch, to play parts that challenge me, but I seem instead to always be cast in similar roles. It's undermining my self-confidence. Am I kidding myself about my acting talent?

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    Keeping a Long-Running Show Fresh

    If a regular rehearsal doesn't work, then I have the actors do an improv but don't allow them to use any of the show's lines. As a result, they remember the show's purpose.

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    How Can an Actor Be Proactive in His or Her Career?

    How to engage our developing clients in their own destiny, how to empower them, how to put them in the driver's seat -- those are the questions we confront daily.

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    Giving Notes?

    "Giving notes to actors is a craft unto itself. It's about efficiency and timing. Knowing how and when to give a note is sometimes more important than the note itself."