When I was growing up, I found telling stories to other people electrifying!  I loved it, so I performed at my church, and  throughout elementary, middle and high school.  I learned I was good at performing, which intensified my love because people praised me for my ab...

The way you know your life has converged successfully for you is to continually ask yourself the questions:

Does this make me happy?

Should I be doing something else?

How does my body feel when I’m

doing this work?

What other type of person do I need

around to make this be...

Discovering what you're good at is vital to your happiness.  When you follow your self-knowledge, you're able to then keep weeding out the elements of your life to evolve to your most satisfied life.  I began my journey knowing I wanted to be an actress, so I became on...

January 9, 2019

Finding what you're good at and love to do is not always clear or consistent.  When I discovered I love to conduct research on acting, the activity that's brought me joy for the majority of my life, I knew I had to share this with others who may not know they love doin...

January 17, 2018

As a undergrad and graduate teacher, I have come to recognize some indelible facts about how groups work together in a room – that students don’t usually trust.  The most profound of these facts is group learning.  For example, when we’re working on an exercise that re...

October 31, 2016

There are moments when you know you've put something out there in the world that did not actually land with others they way you intended, nor did you serve the purpose you were intending.  That's life.  What's important here is not that it happened, but that you recogn...

So many people tell me they think acting is about lying and pretending to be something you're not.  In truth, I believe acting is the process of unearthing the elements in yourself that echo in the character you're playing.  I think we're all capable of many things tha...

There are days when I am stunned by how much I enjoy my life.  Don't get me wrong, there's plenty of crappy days that hit as well, but mostly I'm content.  The reason is I really listen to that little voice inside me that is my "fire."  Every time I've listened, I know...

Collaboration is at the core of theatrical creativity. The people working in the room have to be able to work with each other - and working well together often means more inspiration to do better work. But how do you determine what qualities should be most present in t...

I've been watching Mozart in the Jungle, and one of the episodes looks at how an artist develops an arsenal of inspiration.  As Uta Hagen and any number of other master acting teachers would agree, read, travel, experience places and people, embrace different cultures,...

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