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Acting Tips, Acting Exercises and Workshops (59)

Whether you are an up and coming actor or a seasoned thespian, we have advice, acting exercises and tips that will inspire you. 

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 23:55

Casting session #1

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Casting session #1

Tuesday, 21 June 2016 01:51

Shift your energy

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 Shift your energy

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Artists have an A and B Job

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 10:32

Why? Actors, why are you in this business?

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Why?

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Training and promotion muscles – keeping them in balance

Friday, 19 February 2016 08:16

Actors, Keep busy..

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Well it’s February. For those of you who made your New Year’s resolutions, it’s a good time to see how you’re doing with them.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 05:40

Business of Acting

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If you’ve followed my blogs over the past several years you’ll notice that in January I start with a conversation about the Business of Acting.

Monday, 21 December 2015 03:29

Advice for Actors - Holiday Thoughts

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As the year comes to a close and I complete my last blog for 2015, I find myself reflecting on the year: the classes, workshops, productions, and other projects that all came to life at the Actors Workout Studio.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 05:36

Solo Exercises for Actors - Part I

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I’ve had a number of emails recently about acting students who are in a situation where they can’t be in a class for various reasons - whether it’s financial, location, or other, and want to do exercises to keep themselves in the work.

Monday, 26 October 2015 10:07

A perspective on rejection

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Actors constantly deal with rejection and their issues surrounding rejection. It seems to be a frequent topic of conversation among us. I have known numerous actors who left the business because, they say, they “Couldn’t take the rejection.”

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 01:04

Actors - Working Hard vs. Working Right

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Do you question whether you’re doing enough for your career?

Tuesday, 11 August 2015 01:46

Nourishment for the actor

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I’ve had an interesting summer. A month ago I got a call from a director colleague on a Sunday morning who had to replace an actor in a play that would be opening the following Friday night. That would be in 5 days.

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Last month's blog was about living truthfully in your characters’ every moment. I gave an example of an experience in one of my classes. Here's a continuation of that conversation. 

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PART I

In a recent class I had two actors on stage doing the Meisner Repetition Exercise. If you’re not familiar with “Repetitions,” it’s an exercise in listening, reacting, and working off the other actor, as you repeat your partner’s behavior and they repeat it back to you again. (That’s a quick and simple description of repetitions. I assume most of you reading this are already familiar with the exercise. If not, don’t worry, as I’ll be addressing this in a later blog.) These two actors were on stage for about three minutes, and they shared great chemistry. When they finished I asked them this:

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