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Advice from the Studio

The Moment Before

The Moment Before “Tonight, I want you to lie in bed and think about the entire day you had today and relive it until the part […]

How to become a star?

How to become a star? That’s a big one.  How do I become famous?  Fame is an enormous amount of people knowing you for something that […]

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A Secret to Becoming a Great Actor

The Secret to Becoming a Great Actor “If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.”- Marc Chagall Most people […]

Three Great Benefits of Online Acting Lessons

Online Acting Lessons Terror. Excitement. Confusion.Nerves. These were some of the many feelings we had upon making the decision to go entirely virtual with our classes back in […]

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Best Advice for Online Acting

Online Acting Are my parents listening to me right now? Why can’t my little sister be quieter?The WiFi keeps cutting out! Why is this desk chair so uncomfortable? Why […]

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How to overcome shyness

“How to overcome shyness?” Many parents come to our studio in hopes of trying to make their child not shy.  Of course, no person is inherently […]

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Learn Acting at Home

Learn Acting at Home How can anyone practice acting in their home? Much of Stanislavski’s work was dedicated to “an actor’s work on himself.” It’s important […]

How do I start this?

How do I start this?  This is the first of many terrifying questions one may ask themselves when endeavoring to write something. This is what I am […]

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Online Acting

Online Acting Human beings are forever in action and knowing how to work as an actor is half the battle.  In this article, I will recommend […]

Being Different in a Virtual World

I was born in Battle Creek, Michigan, one of five boys for which, my Dad proclaimed that each son would be treated equally and would be […]

Shining a Light in the Darkness

Shining a Light in the Darkness  As a kid I was afraid of the dark. There was this pervasive fear that something was lurking either in my closet, or under […]

Prepare for the 20s!

Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought together. – Leonardo DaVinci A new decade. The Twenties.  What do you envision […]

You are the One

YOU ARE THE ONE IT ONLY TAKES ONE MINUTE  -The one-minute monologue Acting tips for auditioning with Monologues When we audition for parts we are always […]

Surviving as a Child Actor

Having taught acting school Los Angeles young people for over twenty years now, it has been one of my main aims to prevent them from following […]

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Learning Acting

. Learning Acting “Before we begin to study, let us determine what it is we want to learn.   We shall not say that theater is […]

Film Acting for Kids

FILM ACTING FOR KIDS “Acting on Film” How can I help my child get ready to act in movies? Is there a difference between theatre acting […]

Emotional Acting?

I’ve heard that actors act using their own emotions from life. How can I do this when I have just a normal ordinary life with nothing […]

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College Audition Monologues

College Audition Monologues Fall Season can be a stressful time for our teen actors who are getting ready for their college audition monologues. But it doesn’t […]