Tag Archives: Building a Career

You Can’t Become Someone Else
Notes on Acting

You Can’t Become Someone Else

Watching Daniel Day-Lewis play Abraham Lincoln, audiences felt like they were seeing the real man.  They felt that the actor …Read the Rest

Everyone Gives A Bad Performance Sometime
Notes on Acting

Everyone Gives A Bad Performance Sometime

If you act for any length of time you will give a bad performance.  Since even the very best actors …Read the Rest

Actor Rituals
Notes on Acting

Actor Rituals

Your call time is one hour before curtain.  When you arrive, you sign in and after your hellos, it is …Read the Rest

Making the Most of the New Year
Notes on Acting

Making the Most of the New Year

2013 is upon us. There hasn’t been much talk about making resolutions or planning for 2013.  Maybe it’s because 2012 …Read the Rest

Get Out of Your Way
Notes on Acting

Get Out of Your Way

When asked what advice he had for young actors, Frank Langella said, “Get out of your own way.” Why would …Read the Rest

Auditioning for Commercials with Guest Michele Marsh
Notes on Acting

Auditioning for Commercials with Guest Michele Marsh

While Michele Marsh might be best know for her portrayal of Hodel in the film adaptation of Fiddler on the …Read the Rest

An Actor’s Email
Notes on Acting

An Actor’s Email

A few years ago a casting director was sending snide twitter messages from the auditions for a show she was …Read the Rest

Don’t Be A Jerk
Notes on Acting

Don’t Be A Jerk

In two recent podcasts, guests Kaiji Tang and Jeff Torres urged actors getting into the business to be professional and …Read the Rest

Borderlines
Notes on Acting

Borderlines

We’ve heard a lot about borders in the last couple of years.  But what no one has mentioned is that …Read the Rest

Voice Acting with Kaiji Tang
Notes on Acting

Voice Acting with Kaiji Tang

Kaiji Tang, this week’s Notes on Acting guest, is a working voice actor based in Los Angeles, California. In this …Read the Rest

Slings and Arrows
Bookshelf

Slings and Arrows

While I don’t usually recommend fictional material in the Actor’s Bookshelf, I do have to break that rule and encourage …Read the Rest

Arriving in LA with Guest Jeff Torres
Notes on Acting

Arriving in LA with Guest Jeff Torres

Notes on Acting guest, Jeff Torres, is an actor who has been working in Los Angeles for the past four …Read the Rest

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