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March 24, 2017

How often have you gone to an audition wondering if you could really do what was needed to get the part? How often have you tried to guess at what a casting director might want to see from you? It's certainly possible to shape yourself into what you think they want to...

November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving is the one holiday that all Americans celebrate. 

We look forward to both Feeling and expressing, gratitude,  which everybody agrees is a good! But - A big but - Family interpersonal dynamics as we all know, are complicated. These complications make it very...

March 18, 2016

Every person is an absolute, unrepeatable individual---but our emotions---the 6 core emotions--are cross-cultural, primitive, ancient as mankind and universal. They are the same in Borneo, Japan, Kenya, Chile, France, Ireland, Russia, China, and the good ol’ US-of-A. W...

September 25, 2015

Do what you can
with what you have
where you are.
-Teddy Roosevelt

Yeah, good thought, Mr. Roosevelt.  But…I’ve done what I can today, with what little I had, and now I am at home…I am racing mentally, and I NEED TO POWER DOWN…but can’t. So what do I do with this restle...

March 5, 2015

Actors frequently come to me because they want the ability to “cry on cue.”

Can I help with that? Well…yes.

Will you be able to produce salty water from your eyes on-demand? That depends upon your own lacrimal gland functioning. Some people have medical dry-eye, for hea...

January 11, 2012

            For one with the courage to go to the very edge of his own comfort zone, the reward is nothing less then coming to the awesome, terrible beauty of his authentic, core emotional self.

We are emotional beings....

I have never told this story before: it always seemed to belong to the other actor, not to me. It was an onstage moment of pure unadulterated terror: I, as Laura in “The Glass Menagerie,” looked up into the eyes of my mother, Amanda, and saw – not Amanda, not a mother...

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