The Wallace Audition Technique

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    How Technology Can Hurt You As An Actor

    The problem isn’t the technology – it’s our overuse of it that's made us numb. The tablet and smartphone are just sitting there – we’re the ones who can’t put them down.

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    5 New Year's Intentions for Actors

    I don’t make New Year’s resolutions anymore. They never worked for me and I think the reason was that they always seemed a bit selfish, like I was asking the world for favors.

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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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    Why and How To Keep an Audition Notebook

    Here’s a very simple suggestion for how take good care of yourself after an audition: Keep a notebook just for your auditions. Have it with you at the audition, and when it’s over, find a quiet place to reflect on and examine the experience you just had.

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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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    How To Act With Your Entire Body (Part 1)

    Many actors who I start to see in class or in casting scenarios are what I call “neck-up actors.” They may have made strong choices and on some level be doing good work, but it’s all being produced from the neck up.

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    Introduction To Meditation For Actors (Part 1)

    In the next couple of weeks I will share some of the steps of the Meditation for Actors practice. I hope you’ll join me. It’s a beautiful and powerful journey.

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    Introduction to Meditation for Actors (Part 2)

    Your whole audition can be made or broken by what happens during the first few minutes you spend with the sides. You only get one shot at reading a piece for the first time, and if your mind is agitated you have wasted a golden opportunity.

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    How To Act With Your Entire Body (Part 2)

    In part one of this series, we discussed the importance of being a vibrant, energetic presence in your work even when you are required to be perfectly still. We also introduced a simple technique to help you feel your choices in your body.

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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.