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6 Ways to Meet Powerful People

At some point, it will be a real live human who makes the decision to hire you, and they are not going to choose you unless they’re sure you’re not going to mess up their project. When you finally figure

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1 Quick Post-Rehearsal Stretch

At the end of a rehearsal, you probably want to get changed and go get something to eat (or drink!)! But not so fast, dancer, because there’s one more thing you should do before you call it quits for the

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1 Quick Post-Rehearsal Stretch

At the end of a rehearsal, you probably want to get changed and go get something to eat (or drink!)! But not so fast, dancer, because there’s one more thing you should do before you call it quits for the

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How to Play Nice With Your Nerves

I’ve worked with actors of all shapes and sizes and in every situation. Some are very famous, others just earning their chops. But they all have one thing in common: They get nervous. Whether it’s stepping onto a red carpet

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How Theater Saved My Life

As actors, we tell stories constantly. I first told mine over four years ago. Not only to myself, but to complete strangers and New York theatergoers. Fresh out of my 27th surgery, I performed words from journal entries I wrote years ago as

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SAM’s No. 1 Problem With Today’s On-Location Productions

The other night, I was hanging out at my favorite L.A. spot. It’s an underground bar where agents go to drink without having to worry about actors. Trust me, there’s nothing worse than having a good buzz ruined by someone

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Do You Have What It Takes to Succeed in Voiceover?

I have always cast both on-camera talent and voiceover for commercials, starting my career casting on staff at various ad agencies in NYC. At that time, the voiceover field was made up of a very exclusive group of New York and

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3 Incredible Ways Singing Affects Your Health

I’m a firm believer that singing is good for your health. As someone who is fascinated by the intersection of athletic training and vocal development, I think it’s good to remember that singing practice time affects far more than your

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How to Determine if an Audition Monologue is Right for You

Herb Parker is an associate professor at East Tennessee State University and the author of “A Monologue Is an Outrageous Situation! How to Survive the 60-Second Audition.” Teaching students to act is Parker’s passion after a decades-long career onstage. What

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June Diane Raphael Gives Her Younger Self Real Talk

Hi, June! Yes, you! I’m talking to you! It’s me, and by me I mean you but 15 years older! Isn’t this crazy? Please don’t ask me to explain the science of how that is possible because as we both

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