When I teach, to introduce my theory of why artists have to strive for the truth, and why telling their truth is the only way they will have a shot not only at a career, but more importantly, at fulfilment, I always ask the students a question; "Have you ever heard a song that made … Read more How do they know you?
In reading my Sunday LA times I read two articles that had me more scared for the future of the country than normal. I know we cycle through things, and old ideas, especially in fashion, become new again. It's the idea that everyone is under suspicion in this time of terror activity that is cycling … Read more The terror of art…
The Working ActorThe Top 10 Acting MythsBy Jackie ApodacaAugust 15, 2011 via www.backstage.com Saw this and thought it was good food for thought. I don't know Jackie but I think she makes a good list.
I used to be the laziest, least ambitious person I knew. via www.huffingtonpost.com
Last week I went to the funeral for the father of a classmate of my daughter. My daughter wasn't able to go so I went. It made me feel like a grown up because even though I didn't go to "say goodbye", it was the right thing to do as a member of this community. … Read more Funeral for a stranger
A couple weeks ago I took my Goddaughter to college because college was on this coast and she had only the bus to get her from Sacramento to Chico. I have not seen this girl in 15 years, we keep up on the phone and email but we haven't had time together since our tea … Read more The Goddaughter-Meagan
Neon lights, mile-wide billboards, and monster screens are not the only things that make Times Square a wonderland. On the ground – far below the hi-tech spectacles, and scattered throughout the hoards who visit the theater district each day – are live actors performing for the crowds. via blogstage.backstage.com Yes another clipping from Backstage… … Read more The street minstrel returns!
So, You Wanna Start a Theater Company?By Simi HorwitzAugust 4, 2011 via www.backstage.com It is my contention that the future for actors is to form groups where you create and own the product. The "producers fee" from the sale of the product will be the only way actors can earn a living by acting. This … Read more So, You Wanna Start a Theater Company?
I'm not going to say love it, but I like it a lot because it's brave. It throws every possible demographic and nerd and loser and bombshell and thug at the screen and they all…sing. They allow every dysfunction between high schoolers to take place and they sing about it. I am so tired of … Read more Why I like Glee…
Okay, while looking for links on my book to update the site I found this blog by a fellow actor, teacher and Meisner student. It was written in 2009 and it's about me and a play I did years ago and a questionable incident that he compliments me for but I have to say I … Read more Wow…just found this blog…