It's a fallacy that writers have to shut themselves up in their ivory towers to write. I have all these interruptions, three of which I gave birth to. If I was thrown for a loop every time I was distracted, I could never get anything done.
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.
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.
It is my absolute pleasure to feature the Youth Protection Advocates in Dance (Y.P.A.D) organization and its founder and leader, Leslie Scott.
I’ve got to hand it to you; you’ve come a long way. Why just in the last couple of weeks, you’ve gone from Hawaii to New York, LA to Chicago, LA to Georgia and Alabama and numerous places in between. You’ve time traveled, juggled networks and clients, created, collaborated, and connected people to projects across the US. And that doesn’t even begin to address the mental and emotional distances you’ve covered! Whew!
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.
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.”
“Casting is storytelling”…Joss Weadon
“If you want to make the world a better place, take a look at yourself and make a change.”
The beauty of living in Los Angeles is that we are really surrounded with just about anything we could ever want.
I really enjoy designing a characters world. Every tiny detail. What coffee they drink, how they wear their hair and how they live, everything…
It’s a process to sit down to write my blog, review the recent events in my career and allow something to bubble up to the surface that I feel is worth sharing. Sometimes it’s really clear and an experience demands a voice, other times not, but today I am clearly compelled. I’m grateful and want to express it.