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5 Things Young Actors Need to Land TV Roles

I’ve been working with young actors for many years, first as a talent representative and today as an acting teacher and coach. When I ask them what they want to achieve in this business, the responses vary: to be on Broadway, to be famous, to make people laugh, to be on a television series. Years [...]

By | 2018-02-08T14:13:26+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Teen Actors: It’s Time to Rethink the Way You Train

Here’s some encouraging news for 2018: You no longer have to worry about whether you’re talented enough or if you can really “do it.” You can sleep peacefully knowing you don’t have to compare yourself to others in your class or play. You can stop trying to please teachers and impress directors. Pretty bold statements, [...]

By | 2018-02-07T22:27:57+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

10 Job Skills You Can Learn From Acting

Few actors are lucky enough to support themselves solely by acting. Whether it’s a day job or a new career, your acting skills and training will help you become successful in any profession. Here are 10 job-related skills the craft can teach you. 1. Closing the deal In any business, whether it’s a sales job [...]

By | 2018-02-07T22:27:57+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Winter Self-Care for Child + Teen Actors

I don’t shake hands with my students. It’s not that I am rude, I just don’t have to time to get sick. I have a responsibility to myself, my family, and my students to show up for work every day and do the best job I can. This time of year, germs are flying—stomach bugs, colds, [...]

By | 2018-02-07T22:27:57+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

How Young Actors Can Discover Powerful Audition Material

I love getting calls from students asking for a great monologue or scene for their upcoming audition or acting reel. It keeps me in business. But it’s important young actors learn where to find and how to choose their own material since doing so gives you the opportunity to find a unique piece that fits [...]

By | 2018-02-07T22:27:58+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

It’s Time to Take Boston Seriously as an Actor’s Hub

Production crews are flocking to New England, and with good reason. The scenery is breathtaking with snowcapped mountains in the winter, swan boat rides in spring, summer beachcombing on the Cape, and breathtaking fall foliage. Boston’s cobblestone streets, reminiscent of Paris at the turn of the century, lead to a bustling community rich with art [...]

By | 2017-11-09T16:57:19+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

How to Protect Your Child Actor From Industry Predators

Right now, the news and social media are full of reports about sexual harassment and abuse in the entertainment industry. Last week, the teens in my acting classes were discussing the news and what they would do in uncomfortable situations. It can be a scary issue, both for young actors and their parents. Unfortunately, sexual [...]

By | 2018-02-07T22:27:58+00:00 October 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Young Actors Need a Point of View. Here’s Why

The other day, I was working with a young student on a role she was up for in a play. The scene required her to show empathy toward her sick grandfather and she was struggling with the scene—she couldn’t relate to the situation or identify with the character since she had never experienced the illness [...]

By | 2018-02-07T22:27:58+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

7 Steps to a Successful College Audition

It’s that time of year again when thousands of high school students are applying to drama and musical theater college programs nationwide. These schools get more competitive with each passing year—depending on the track, they can accept as few as 10 new students a year. Therefore, it’s a good idea to start thinking about what [...]

By | 2017-09-24T22:01:41+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

6 Skills That Separate Novice Actors From Pros

In many fields and careers, there are different levels of credentials, like associate, professional, master, etc. In acting, we talk about novices, actors who are just beginning, and professionals, actors who have training and experience working in the industry. I teach my students how to act and audition like a professional, even if they’re still [...]

By | 2017-09-07T21:05:25+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments