The 1 thing that destroys performances

The 1 thing that destroys performances

Lee Strasberg – the man who continued the work Stanislavski initially laid out for actors – and became known to many as “the method man”, discovered the 1 thing that destroys performances has nothing to do with talent. As I have been coaching actors for almost 7 years, I have witnessed the 1 thing that destroys…

Creating clever cover letters

Creating clever cover letters

Today’s blog is inspired by a competition we ran for a place to train with us free of charge. I had almost 700 cover letters to look through and out of those only 15 were suitable. Why? Because the others weren’t great (i’m being very nice). I want every actor to be successful and I like…

The best kept secret for dealing with nerves

The best kept secrets for dealing with nerves

Sweaty palms, a racing heart, continuous urges to go to the toilet, dry mouth, the shivers, dizziness, a rash, forgetting lines, tension, anticipating a bad performance…   The good old common symptoms of nerves… maybe yours are different. Nerves, whatever form they come in can block performances by freezing you mentally, physically and emotionally. They stop you…

My evening with Al Pacino

Your weekly method acting blog To keep you at the top of your game Saturday evening was a game changer for me, not only as an acting coach but an actress. I want to share with you the level of inspiration I felt and the knowledge I learnt from one of the world’s greatest method actors –…