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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Don’t Settle For What’s Easy.
Yep, that’s right.
Stop prolonging success. Depending on where you are at on your acting journey – success for you may be just around the corner, just around a turn or two, or after many miles, twists, and turns of being in the driver’s seat.
Oh yes, YOU are in the driver seat more than you may realize. This is a good thing – that it’s NOT solely up to our representation, casting directors, directors, or producers for our careers to unfold the way we are hoping and wanting them to.
Now realize this…that means you hold the power […]
WARNING ACTORS: This blog post is not to share any acting career tips to improve your luck on finding representation, to get more auditions, or improve your booking ratio. ; )
Nope. Nada. Not today.
Instead, I’m here to help you keep raising the bar on being YOU, on your way of life, and how you are staying happy and whole – as the best version of you. How to stay in Flow When it’s slow.
So lets, dive in.
Do you go stir crazy when the industry feels slow?
You know – when days, weeks, months, or half a year goes by and you […]
Let’s just admit it – we all go to the movies or binge watch our favorite shows to escape from the stress and sometimes the boredom – of our everyday lives.
Oh, how it’s just so juicy, captivating, and fun when we have our favorite characters to root for in a storyline we’re all enthralled in!
In ways, these characters become our role models, our heroes, and our motivators.
It’s easy to see who the hero is in action and adventure movies. You’ve got one guy (or girl) who, against all odds and enemies, figures out a way to save the day, defeat […]
Auditions, they are demanding.
They test you.
They stretch you.
They inconveniently show up when they want to.
They show you what you are made of.
They expose your strengths and weaknesses.
They challenge your psyche.
They help you rise above.
They honestly can Rock. Your. World.
If you are at the stage of your career where you receive auditions you know they usually come at unexpected times. A time that doesn’t always accommodate your schedule.
Ding! You just got the audition notification in your inbox, but…
you need to go make a living in that instant, care for a child or parent, you’re dealing with drama that’s taking place in your life, […]
How many of you struggle with knowing your type?
I recently have worked with a couple of clients who had the goal of getting new representation and before we got into repackaging their marketing materials, creating a target list, and all the necessary prep work that goes into it when I asked what their type casting was – I began to see a theme.
Many actors don’t know what their type is and they leave it up to the industry to decide it for them.
So before we could jump into more of the administrative tasks needed to seek new representation we had […]
I’m not gonna lie, the art of being patient or have patience in the midst of rejection after rejection in all facets of your career – year after year is not easy.
Recently, I upleveled in a BIG way in my acting career.
After finally booking my first co-star role after moving to LA – five years later, I have now booked my first Guest Star role and it ended of being Top of Show! That’s a big win for us actors right?
Now here’s the reality…guess how long it took me to book a Guest Star role since I moved to LA? […]
Finding your Flow.
The time had come…I decided to return to acting.
I have to say it’s been fun getting back in the game and in the swing of things again.
I feel like more of myself again!
Am I fully energized, strong and ready to slay any and all casting opportunities? Honestly, I’m still making tweaks. While also finding the time to fit in acupuncture, chiro and physical therapy appointments around auditions. All to enhance my health to a state of true strength, vibrancy, feeling free in my body, and just downright feeling good.
I pause to ask…how are you taking care of yourself […]