Understanding Genres (Mumblecore!)

  How versed in genres are you as an actor?   I ask because I …

A Philosophy, Not a Technique

  This tip is going to liberate or disappoint you.   Learning techniques of how …

Know Your Politics

TODAY’S TIP: Know your politics BLOG WAS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN in 2017 (so some references to …

Healthy Lists

Pause those TO-DO lists. Written December 2017, but relevant every year! First thing for the …

Alva Rogers in Daughters of the Dust, directed by Julie Dash (1992)
What inspires you? (in times of conflict)

What inspires you in times of conflict?   I am moving forward… are you? My …

Let’s “Prince it”

Clearly, Prince¬†was the MASTER of originality.   He made wearing white frilly shirts super sexy …

Develop your Philosophy

We were in the Alumni Gym last night, working hard and thinking DEEPLY about acting …

Are you risky ENOUGH?

Being an Artist is a daredevil business.   You take risks every single day. You …

Taking Creative Control

The question of the day seems to be from all actors, “When I’m feeling stuck, …