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SHY ACTORS RULE – why actors should know neuroscience.

This post is for the introverted actor who quietly suffers in a world of extroverts. The world labels us as ‘shy’, and yet we have this mysterious hunger to connect with other people through art. There are many of us – this actor included. I spent a long time full of self-doubt and analysis paralysis. …

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Self-taping secret: reveal your character with this simple technique

I was inspired to throw this simple assignment at you after working with a young actor. Work with me on this, and if you put these concepts into your work, I’m pretty sure your self-tapes will be more effective. I’m an actor who also coaches actors, and I recently worked with a very talented young …

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The One Most Important Thing to Bring into the Audition Room

It’s audition day. You’ve scored your scene, you’ve learned your lines, you’ve developed the muscle memory of the performance. Still, you’re nervous. The one inescapable fact is that you’re about to go into a room seeking something from someone else – whether it’s an acting job or a place in a performing arts school. At …

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OWN THE PROCESS: Lessons learned from an inspiring English football manager

On this Independence Day, celebrated in my native country, I’m joining everyone all over my adopted island as we celebrate England’s football victory last night over Colombia. And no…I ain’t calling it soccer anymore. Last night was the UK’s Day of Independence from the bondage of fear, self-doubt and pessimism. It all came down to …

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Artists, Animals & ELO: Diary of a mad acting teacher

What an incredible session in the Actors Studio this weekend, working with talented Neuro Acting artist Alexia Broadbent, a very gifted, soulful actress. I’ve got to share our work with you for two reasons: I forgot to give Alexia her notes that we covered during the session! Newcomers to Neuro Acting will get a sense …

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