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Ep 141: Acting with Energy: Creating Brilliance Take After Take – Murisa Harba

LISTEN HERE An award-winning actor and director, Murisa Harba lives to push boundaries. She is a leading acting coach, author, thought leader, and speaker in Los Angeles, passionate about empowering actors to elevate their truth in storytelling and ultimately unlocking their creative genius. Her fascination with the infinite ways in which our bodies communicate led […]

Actors Making It – Murisa Harba Actor, Coach, Dancer & Author of Acting with Energy Creating Brilliance Take after Take

Like many, Murisa migrated to LA with big dreams and a desire to make it as an actor after being inspired by dirty dancing at the age of 4. Years later, she founded her own acting studio, wrote a book, founded her own acting technique, “The Chakra Approach”, and learned many valuable lessons along the […]

Exercises to Create a Compelling Character

Creating a compelling character is one of the most important aspects of acting. Without a strong and believable character, it will be very difficult to engage an audience. So how do you create a truly compelling character? With exercises!  In this blog post, we’ll share some essential exercises that will help you create a fully […]

6 Acting Audition Tips to Help You Land the Role

Auditioning for an acting role can be a nerve-wracking experience. However, there are some things you can do to help make the audition process go more smoothly and increase your chances of landing the role. Here are 6 tips to follow when auditioning for an acting role. Do Your Research on the Role You’re Auditioning […]

An Actor’s Guide to Cold Reading

If you’re an aspiring actor, then mastering the art of cold reading is a must. Not only is it a valuable skill to have in your acting toolkit, but it’s also something auditioners look for when casting. Cold reading can be intimidating at first, but with enough practice and guidance, you’ll be able to create […]

4 Tips to Radically Improve Your Headshots

Auditioning has significantly evolved in the past few decades and years. The arrival of casting directors on the scene has made the entire process much smoother, faster, and streamlined. While video reels remain a popular form of auditioning for most established as well as up-and-coming actors, headshots haven’t lost their charm too. Even today, you […]

5 Tips for Making the Perfect Self-Tape Audition

Every actor must master their auditioning skills to be successful in the business. A strong audition tape can often make or break your career.  Earlier (before the pandemic had hit us), these auditions would mostly take place in person, against the backdrop of casting agents and screenwriters. However, during the pandemic, production houses resorted to […]