How to Run Your Own Auditions

Actors are constantly encouraged to create their own content. But often the advice stops there. For actors who are new to wearing the producer hat, these can be difficult waters to navigate. So today we’re going to take it one step at a time. If you’re creating your own content, you’ll probably need more actors… Continue reading How to Run Your Own Auditions

Cracking the Comedy Code

I often think of comedy like baking and tragedy like cooking. Tragedy is intuitive, fluid, and you can season to your preference and rework the recipe to suit. Comedy has rules, formulas–it takes skill and inventiveness to achieve good results, but stray from certain recipes and your comedy cake is doomed.   While some actors… Continue reading Cracking the Comedy Code

The Power of “Yes, And”: An Actor’s Improv Starter Kit

Improv is an enormously valuable skill for any actor. You don’t have to be part of an improv troupe to benefit from being able to think on your feet, adapt quickly to your partner’s choices, and follow your impulses organically and fully. But improv can be intimidating to newcomers, even to those with decades of… Continue reading The Power of “Yes, And”: An Actor’s Improv Starter Kit

An Actor’s Guide to Work Life Balance

If you’re like me or many of the actors I know, the phrase “work-life balance” might seem a laughable fantasy. But our culture’s romanticization of overworking is no healthier for an artist than anyone else. As we have discussed several times on this blog, an obsessive devotion to productivity will inevitably lead to physical and… Continue reading An Actor’s Guide to Work Life Balance

What’s Holding You Back? 5 Common Actor Roadblocks and How to Deal

Sometimes, we play by the rules, put in the work, and can still look around and feel like something is ​just missing.​ If your acting career feels inexplicably dead in the water, don’t panic. It’s not permanent. The important thing is to take the time to figure out what it is that might be holding… Continue reading What’s Holding You Back? 5 Common Actor Roadblocks and How to Deal