Caring for Your Instrument as an Actor

Our Instrument.  It is our everything.

For it is the very essence of you.  Without it we can not be nor become the actor in which we dream of becoming, the one that has that amazing and oh so dazzling career.

Just like a musician can’t play out his or her genius when the instrument’s not tuned up, we as actors have to stay tuned up to emotionally, physically and soulfully play out all the beautiful elements of the stories we get to tell with strength, vigor, and ease.

I’ve been experiencing trying to work with an instrument that’s not been fully tuned up […]

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Tell A New Story

New Year.  New Story.

Do you find yourself frustrated or doubtful when you aren’t seeing the results you want to see in your acting career or personal life…year after year?

Perhaps it’s time to tell a new story.

“I never get called in to audition during pilot season.”

“I can’t lose weight – I love food too much.”

“My schedule is too busy for me to get to the gym.”

“I can’t afford to take an acting class right now or even get new headshots.”

I’ll put myself out there first…

I’m totally guilty of telling myself and others the same story over and over throughout the […]

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3 Gratitude Gift Ideas to Say Thanks in the Industry

To give or not to give? That is the question.

From person to person in the industry, the opinion will vary depending on advice they have been given, their own experience of giving, gratitude and/or receiving gifts themselves during the holidays.

A big no-no mentioned by casting directors and agents is giving them homemade goodies. If they don’t have a super close relationship with you where you’ve invited each other over for dinner before – it leaves them wondering if your hands were clean or if the cat jumped up on the counter top and put his paws all over the cooking […]

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The Mindset to Keep from Quitting Acting

Quit?  Nope, that’s not how my story goes.

As a girl from the South, I once said, I would never move to California because I was afraid to experience an earthquake.

Yep, that was before I was bitten by the acting bug or that feeling of joy rather. 😉 That didn’t stop me from quitting acting.

So now being a working actress in LA, it will still tickle my fancy to be on set looking out past the set trailers to see California mountains.

Sometimes when you set out to do something, that feeling of awe can still come over you when you […]

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