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 […]

OSCAR-WORTHY MOMENTS

Let’s take a step back for a moment: what kind of work do you want to create? For me, it was about delivering Oscar-worthy moments in every performance, because those are the moments that stay with an audience. So, what does it mean to be Oscar-worthy? Well, I actually did a poll in every one […]

YOUR BODY AS YOUR INSTRUMENT

Before we dig into the human energy centers, I want to pivot for a moment. A common phrase I would like to introduce here is “the body is your instrument”. But what does that even mean? Well, this is actually something I completely believe in now, but also used to question before this method was […]

ENERGY IS THE COMMON DENOMINATOR

Energy, in physics, is defined as “the capacity for doing work”. It may exist in potential, kinetic, thermal, electrical, chemical, or nuclear form, or in a range of other forms. There are, moreover, heat and work (i.e., “energy in the process of transfer from one body to another” [Brittanica.com]). I may be getting all scientific […]

ACTORS CAN ALSO HAVE A STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS TO MASTERY

As actors, we have so much at our disposal to work with: we have our body, voice, memories, life experiences, imagination, and breath. I am so pumped for you to experience what The Chakra Approach® will do for your craft! For me and so many of my students, the results and what I/they had been […]

NO MORE BEING IN YOUR HEAD

Think of how good it will feel to have a concrete way of getting out of your head! For myself and my students, this has been a real game-changer for how we prepare for our scenes and show up for our auditions and performances on-set. You may get stuck in your head in the future, […]

THE PHYSICAL ATTRIBUTES OF A STELLAR PERFORMANCE

When you experience a stellar performance (you know the one I’m talking about), you feel invincible; it is the absolute best high in the world. You feel like some kind of rockstar that just dominates all things in the best way possible. It feels powerful—and it’s all because you held the key to your audience’s […]

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: WHAT IT IS AND WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT

To understand not only your emotional landscape but how to diagnose other people’s emotional experiences is imperative to creating a more empathetic society. We need to focus on how emotions ebb and flow in the body because it makes us more aware of people’s circumstances.  For instance, I might feel territorial about something and you […]

SELF-TAPE STRATEGY FOR LEVELING UP YOUR CAREER

“When a director holds an audition, they are asking a question—can anyone fulfill what I need?” What is self-tape strategy? Is there such a thing? Can you actually have a strategy for your self tape? The answer is YES.  Let me paint a picture for you: What if you knew exactly what to do, step-by-step, […]

The Importance of Risk Taking in your Art

Risk has been an integral part of my success. It’s something I purposely built into our program because I wholeheartedly believe in its power to up-level and realize an individual’s potential. My favorite quote is literally “Life Begins At The End Of Your Comfort Zone” by Neale Donald Walsch. I founded About The Work Actors […]