Actors in video: Kimberlee Kidd and Drew LipsonRead more
There’s a lot going on in the world right now. For sure, ther’s always been a lot happening on a planet with more than 7.4 billion inhabitants. And throughout millennia there’s always been tumult and change. Perhaps it seems ever more chaotic, anxiety-ridden and scary because we get information and consume data so quickly, thatRead more
1) Be prepared. Actors often are taught (and believe) that “preparation” is the thing that we should be doing to get ourselves ready for the role. Well, yes, there’s that. But that’s just sort of obvious to me. Learn your lines, know what you’re talking about, understand the scene, make choices, then go for sh*t!Read more
We recently potty trained our two year old twins. It was, in short, …interesting. A messy and strangely enlightening experience. It struck me how easy it is to take for granted the commitment, concentration, awareness and surrender that goes into something that most of us don’t even remember learning. And how parallel the process ofRead more
Why do we cast ourselves in the bit role of our lives? You’re a star. You come from stars. You’re made of star material. A recent article in The Guardian revealed that astronomers have discovered by computer simulations that “nearly half of the atoms that make up our bodies may have formed beyond the MilkyRead more
I was recently listening to the podcast Off-Camera with Sam Jones and his interview with actress, Holly Hunter. In it she talks about, how who we are in between takes – is how we want to be in the take. In other words, we’re not “acting”. We are simply being. But then the director shoutsRead more
A couple years ago I asked people to take the “No Complaining Challenge” to see how long they could go without complaining. Sounds simple enough. But it isn’t. And I think most of us failed. Take The (Almost) Impossible 7-Day Challenge Complaining, it seems, is one of those habits that’s hard-wired into our being human.Read more
Let’s face it. Sometimes it can feel like we are under constant assault. A steady stream of people with unsolicited opinions of who you are, what you should be doing, how you should feel, think, vote, or believe. You’re too far left, you’re too far right, you’re too in the middle. You’re too thin, orRead more
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