Advice

Sort by:

  • Advice

    Comedy Open-Mike Nights

    There's no better way to see if you've really got the comic chops to make it than an open-mike night.

  • Advice

    Do You Believe in Having a Plan B?

    "My only plan: Never give up the dream. Make it happen!"  —Gina Stahlnecker

  • Advice

    'Improvising' in Scripted Comedy

    I'm often asked by people who have seen "The 39 Steps"—in which I'm performing on Broadway, along with Jill Paice, Jeffery Kuhn, and Sean Mahon—how much of the show is improvised.

  • Advice

    Can Comedic Timing Be Taught, or Is It Innate?

    An acting teacher of mine (quoting an acting teacher of his, who was quoting an acting teacher of his, etc., ad infinitum) once said, "Emotion is to the actor what sweat is to the athlete."

  • Advice

    But Seriously…

    Show business should be the place where actors can show off all their colors, but in reality it's more often about showing the same color over and over again.

  • Advice

    Reading Into It

    I think you really hit upon several salient points regarding acting and the acting-career process—and in an easy-to-read, no-nonsense format. I would like to add one of my own insights.

  • Advice

    A Chance to Kick Up My White Boots

    We're at Mile High Stadium in Denver. At that moment I was standing in a long line of hundreds of pretty girls, all waiting anxiously. 

  • Advice

    An Actor's Resume: Special Skills & No-No Skills

    "No-No Skills" are items on an actors resume that should never – repeat, never – be listed as skills on an actor's resume.

  • Advice

    Don't Sweat It

    Summertime—full of sun, sand, surf, and, of course, sweat and sunburns. But if you're on camera or on stage, it's often imperative that you not show any signs of the summer heat.

  • Advice

    For Me! For Me?

    I wanted to ask for your advice on researching and joining theater companies. I feel silly asking this question, because it feels like I should know the answer, being from New York.