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Anecdotes on the job: Stage Fright!

I’m occasionally humbled by new experiences as an actress. Like remembering how frightening auditioning can be, or developing a brand new skill, or just plain falling out of a voiceover-booth. But nothing has floored me quite like my experience performing in an improv show last night. I FROZE. I haven’t performed on stage for almost […]

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Tips On Success from Improv Master Kevin Mullaney

I wanted to reblog this post from Improv master Kevin Mullaney because I feel that it relates directly to my previous post which was in part a conversation on talent. You can replace the word improv/improviser with act/actor and the message holds true. Talent is a myth. Talent is something born out of practice, dedication […]

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Are you a “real” actor or “just a comedian”?

*NB: the following blog contains edited expletives. I tried to write it without any.. but I couldn’t. What’s all this bullsh*t I keep hearing about “real” actors versus comedians/improvisers? I am continually shocked by this odd separation within our community over who is really an actor and who is “just a comedian.” What’s really disconcerting […]

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Actors doing Improv

In my opinion, improv is the key to feeling comfortable with yourself at auditions, on stage, on film sets or simply as an interactive part of a sprawling entertainment community like the one here in NYC. One of the most frequent situations you will find the need for some improv in is at a commercial […]

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