November 19, 2016 As fortunate as I was to see “Turn Of The Screw” this week, I was equally lucky to have attended “The Beauty Queen of Leenane” at the Taper the night before. How extraordinary to see actual Irish ...Read More »
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TURN OF THE SCREW
November 19, 2016 There are times when I could kick myself for waiting too long to see a particular play. Had I been clever enough to see “Turn Of The Screw”, at Actors Co-Op, before the final weekend (this one ...Read More »
WHAT’S IN A NAME? PLENTY!
10/23/14 Once upon a time… Actors changed their surnames if they were too “ethnic” or if they were unpronounceable. Actresses did not change their names every time they got married. Things change. Ethnic-sounding names are no longer considered death ...Read More »
REALITY SOMETIMES STINKS. BEWARE!
REALITY SOMETIMES STINKS. BEWARE! Acting October 26, 2011 Ohmygawd. October is almost over and you still aren’t a star?! More to the point, you haven’t booked anything at all, even after living in Hollywood for what? six months? a year? ...Read More »
THERE AIN’T NO SUCH WORD AS. . .
If I didn’t hear these two words mispronounced as often as I do, I wouldn’t dream of mentioning them here in a blog for actors. But I do, so here they are: SUPPOSABLY. Nope. No such word. You are TRYING ...Read More »
STOP SHOOTING YOURSELF IN THE FOOT
Apropos of “Alternate Routes…” (below), one of my clients really screwed up this morning. He had a 9 a.m. call time for a great booking in Burbank. It doesn’t matter what the job was, but suffice it to say it ...Read More »
ACTORS’ NO-BRAINER #4 – UNION DUES
If you want to stop paying your union dues for some reason, for god’s sake, do not just ignore the invoices. REQUEST AN HONORABLE WITHDRAWAL. If you neglect to do that, guess what happens: You are considered SUSPENDED after a ...Read More »
June 2014 I am a fan of French Stewart’s work, both on television (“3rd Rock From The Sun”) and stage. So, it was with high expectations that I and two industry pals happily accepted the offer of free tickets to ...Read More »
“110 IN THE SHADE” IS COOOL!
June, 2014 One of my favorite 1950s movies is “The Rainmaker”, starring Katherine Hepburn as the dried-up, middle-aged spinster, Lizzie, and Burt Lancaster (at his sexiest) as the wanderer, Starbuck, who changes her life. The film and play upon which ...Read More »
WHAT’S THE BEST SCENT TO WEAR TO AN AUDITION?
NONE!!! If you value your life – at least your acting life! – you will never, ever wear any cologne, or perfume, or any other kind of scent, heavy or light, to an audition. The only scent you need to ...Read More »