Craig Wallace

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    5 Benefits of Just Listening as an Actor

    I have had some of my students do this “day without speaking” as part of the Life of the Actor course I teach, and it has greatly improved and energized their work. Here are five of the benefits.

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    Why Actors Need to Stay In the Moment

    Your emotional life is just as fluid—sometimes in a big way, and sometimes in a subtle way. The connection that you have to the various emotions you experience will shift. You are not emotionally the same person as you were yesterday.

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    Why You Need To Show the Casting Director What They Don’t Know

    What you need to be doing is showing the people in the room what you have to add to words on the page, not just that you can spit back the words with some inflection or random emotions.

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    How To Exercise Your Imagination as an Actor

    There are certain things that all great actors share: talent, dedication, and courage, to name a few. Another thing I have found that many great actors who I’ve known over the years share is a rich and vibrant imagination.

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    Be Prepared, Flexible, and Available in Your Auditions

    Being flexible in the room provides the present moment freshness that adds job getting color and texture to those choices. Both are equally essential to your success.

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    The Importance of Solitude as an Actor

    To be able to create, an artist needs to experience fully both the stimulation of being in the world and the peace of solitude. The movement, stimulation, and passion of being connected to the people and experiences of one’s life is food for the artist.

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    Why You Need To Be Creative At All Times

    As actors, it’s easy to get stuck focusing on what you don’t have yet: a starring role, a great agent, an Oscar, etc. But what about what you do have? You have a life.

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    What Is Your Acting Brand? (Or Do You Need One?)

    When you think of yourself as an actor, do you think of yourself as a brand? Or do you think of yourself as an actor who is more interested in expanding your boundaries?

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    How To Get to the Root of the Problem in Your Auditions

    I was talking to a psychologist friend of mine and asked him what the biggest reason is for people to seek therapy. He said it was people not wanting to make the same mistakes over and over in their lives.

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    Why You Should Have Fun at Auditions

    Auditioning is a complex system and has many layers. It is a process and a process needs a strong technique to guide you through it. The technique that ignites and drives your process needs to be joyful, expansive, energizing, creative, and personal in order to work.