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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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    The Return of the Backstage Readers’ Choice Awards!

    We’re bringing back the awards that depend on you, our faithful readers, to nominate the teachers, coaches, studios, and more that have improved your career and your craft!

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    Why Learning Acceptance Is Important as an Actor

    We are a culture obsessed with self-improvement. It seems every time we turn around we are being told that there is something else about us that needs to be changed – our weight, our clothes, our attitudes, even our eyelashes!

  • Advice

    Why It's Important to Share Your Acting Career Goals

    A lot of actors shy away from talking about their career goals. They believe that they must protect their dreams from the naysayers who warn them of how difficult the business and how "realistic" you must be when it comes to your career pursuits.

  • Advice

    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.

  • Advice

    Are You Motivated To Achieve Acting Success?

    I hope this helps you to uncover the truth in your own self-belief process and change what is needed for your own success. Here are four questions to help you determine where you are in your own game.

  • Advice

    How To Make Your Inner Journey Inform the Outer

    For many of us, we’ve never been taught to identify with an inner journey. So we seek continuously outwardly. Partly this is due to our living in a culture that only measures results by the things we achieve and the amount of money we make.

  • Advice

    Why Your Exit is Just as Important as Your Entrance

    In the business of acting, we usually talk about making an entrance. There’s a focus on how you enter rooms, start scenes, and begin working with people. Yet a very important factor in the unfolding of your life and career is how you exit.

  • Advice

    How To Handle Bullying As an Actor

    Essentially, the bully targets you for what you represent—often the qualities he will never have. Just as some say, “imitation is the highest form of flattery,” so is bullying, as it comes quite often from a place of pathological jealousy.

  • Advice

    Stop Fighting Your Success

    I can't count how many actors I've coached, at every career level, who come in telling me they’re doing all the right things, yet their vision of the future has been just that—a vision of the future. It hasn’t had the chance to become a ...