The Savage Forensicator

Story time! Now this has nothing to do with acting, however I’m sure you can find a parallel in there somewhere. So back in high school, I used to do something called Forensics. Now this is not, as most assume, the brand of science made popular by shows like CSI and NCIS where investigators use […]

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Real Emotion

​EMOTIONS. It’s a big term, and not just because I put it in ALL CAPS. Whenever onstage, actors project emotions to portray their characters in order to make the audience believe and empathize with their characters. Emotions are such a huge part of acting, some acting studios/schools offer courses titled “emotional preparation” (when in fact they […]

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New Year, New Me

​Hope everyone had a great holiday! Honestly, today‘s not going to be a long or in depth post because I honestly don’t have that much to say this week. Today I’m simply going to partake in the tried and true tradition of making my New Years Resolution. Only this time I’m going to post it […]

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Queen of Quirk

​Whenever I did an acting workshop or lessom wherein the instructor advised me of my “type,” I got several answers. Powerful lawyer, no nonsense cop, Lady Macbeth (I wish), bunny boiling mom, etcetera. However, one adjective always came up and stayed with me: quirky. This word immediately conjured up images of actresses such as Zooey […]

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When You Look Me In The Eyes

​ “Eye contact occurs when two people look at each other’s eyes at the same time. In human beings, eye contact is a form of nonverbal communication and is thought to have a large influence on social behavior.” [See Wikipedia, the most reliable encyclopedia in the world] As this excerpt suggests, eye contact is an […]

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Creatively Bankrupt

I’m a struggling actor. This makes me what you woull financially challenged or, if you’re not one to mince words, poor. While I am getting a bit of help from The Parents for rent, I’m working two jobs to make enough cash to eat and have some life, however modest. Most importantly, in order not […]

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Parallel Jobs

Happy December!!! So, I’ve been working more hours at both my survival jobs lately in order to make that all important Christmas money. While both of these jobs are similar in that they both require me to overcome my social awkwardness, I want to mention the settings of both. For one, I’m in an enclosed […]

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Me, Me, Me

​As actors we’re encouraged to be pushy, selfish and to not take “no” for an answer when it comes to getting what we want. We have to send out applications and mailings daily as little reminders to the powers that be that among the ocean of actors in any particular city we are, in fact, […]

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Update: Moana

Hope everyone had a great holiday! For today’s update I’m trying something different and I’m going to talk a tiny bit about a movie I saw on Friday while everyone else was at the mall. The latest Disney flick, Moana. It’s no secret that my heart belongs to Disney. Growing up in the 90s, I got to […]

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Act More

Recently while I was on break at work, I overheard some of my coworkers discussing a certain actor (I can’t remember his or her name, but that’s not the point). As they were bemoaning the bad job they believed this actor did, one particular phrase stood out: “I mean, (s)he wasn’t acting enough. When I […]

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