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THE CRUCIBLE

“THE CRUCIBLE” still holds it own. Arthur Miller’s not-so-subtle jab at McCarthyism in his 1952 masterpiece, “The Crucible”, still packs a frightening and emotional wallop.  L.A. hasn’t seen a production of this piece in a long, long time, but at ...

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KRUNK FU BATTLE BATTLE

“KRUNK FU BATTLE BATTLE”  EAST WEST PLAYERS DOES IT AGAIN! You might casually stroll your way into the wonderful theater that is home to East West Players in Little Tokyo, but we guarantee you’ll be hip-hopping out of there by ...

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JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY

JUST 45 MINUTES FROM BROADWAY By Henry Jaglom Edgemar Center For The Arts, in Santa Monica When the highlight of a stage production is the set and when the reaction of everyone around you is, “Well, the set, at least, ...

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WHAT DO YOU READ?

WHAT DO YOU READ? Every so often, I remind my clients that if they don’t read, they can’t participate: In conversation, in character development, in life in general. I’m embarrassed on their behalf when I casually ask if they read ...

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ALTERNATE ROUTES TO YOUR CAREER

ALTERNATE ROUTES TO YOUR CAREER

ALTERNATE ROUTES TO YOUR CAREER I don’t care if you just arrived in L.A. or have been here your entire life. If you haven’t figured out that the traffic is horrendous and only getting worse every year, well, you just ...

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STOP THAT SCREAMING!!!

STOP THAT SCREAMING!!! This will be a short one. There is a big difference on stage between projecting and SCREAMING to be heard. You will probably only learn the proper placement of your voice by studying with a pro who ...

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ACTORS’ NO-BRAINER #3: MAKE TV YOUR FRIEND

ACTORS’ NO-BRAINER #3: MAKE TV YOUR FRIEND ALL serious actors MUST watch each of the new TV shows at least once. Why? Are you kidding me? So you understand the style if and when you’re fortunate enough to audition for ...

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ACTORS’ NO-BRAINER #1: LABEL YOURSELF

ACTORS’ NO-BRAINER #1: LABEL YOURSELF

ACTORS’ NO-BRAINER #1: LABEL YOURSELF Every so often, I clean up my computer’s desk top (a job I hate almost as much as I hate filing – yech!). In the process of dragging “stuff” to the trash, I invariably come ...

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MANNERS. HOW ARE YOURS?

MANNERS.  HOW ARE YOURS?

I’M FINE, THANKS, AND YOU…? About a dozen years ago, I had a client who apparently had never been taught the age-old reply to “How are you?”.  Every time he called me, which was fairly often, I would do what ...

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TOO TRENDY…?

TOO TRENDY…?

TOO TRENDY FOR YOUR OWN GOOD? OR…? I recently interviewed a lovely, talented young actress (20ish) from the East Coast, who is very self-aware, in the best possible way. I had seen her in several competitions at a large (nearly ...

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