Friends, I have an event on Sunday at Shadowbox Studio in Durham, NC. See the publicity blurb below, and below that some of the notes that I'm making for the opening remarks. Tickets are still available and if you are local, I'd love to see you there and get your input! Thanks, t PUBLICITY BLURB:… Continue reading RESPECT THE WORK on July 8
Putting the ‘fun’ in Acting Fundamentals
I taught my first Fundamentals of Acting class last week. I think it went really well – everyone left smiling and feeling jazzed and saying things like “Looking forward to next week!” I felt that way too. Oh, happy day! I drove home after Class One. Couldn’t sleep. Too excited. My mental skywriter was writing… Continue reading Putting the ‘fun’ in Acting Fundamentals
Saying goodbye to RICHIE
On Saturday night, we concluded our nine performance run of RICHIE. Now, I am launched into catch-up mode. Catching up on sleep, on cleaning, on emails and phone calls and appointments and Candy-Land and cooking, catching up on the life that resided outside of the theatre bubble that I rolled around in for six high-speed… Continue reading Saying goodbye to RICHIE
How I want to be as an actor
This week we begin rehearsals in earnest for Richie, Little Green Pig’s all-female version of Shakespeare’s Richard II. I want to get everything I can out of this experience, and I want the people involved to get the most out of me, so I thought it might be helpful to set down some intentions for… Continue reading How I want to be as an actor
How did you memorize those lines?
"How did you memorize those lines?" I heard this question for the first time as an undergraduate sitting in the audience during a post-show conversation with the actors. The "How did you memorize those lines?" question elicited eye-rolling, sneers, and ill-concealed laughter from my theatre-major friends and me. (We experimented with a lot of things… Continue reading How did you memorize those lines?