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Amy Schumer: How To Become Stand-Up Comedian

“Once you own your jokes and stand by them, you can relax. Being tentative sours the crowd. They see your fear and then they can’t laugh. They want to have fun, not worry about your next move. If they have to cringe or feel bad for you, their experience is ruined and they are taken [...]

October 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Harold Guskin: Attack Your Fear – Advice From Renowned New York Acting Coach 

​"Fear is a big subject in acting. It is always with us, no matter how experienced we are. At the beginning of our careers, we're afraid of being untalented, unprofessional, forgettable, or just plain bad. Later we fear being disappointed and undeserving of our success. But there is nothing more consistently frightening than auditioning for [...]

October 9th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Good Immigrant: Black People as the Entertainer by Varaidzo

"For as long as black people have been visible to the Western eye, our collective role has been that of the entertainer. Form being ogled at in the human zoos of the nineteenth century, to now, where our television sets still mostly show us in limiting stereotypical roles: the thug, the hooker, the fresh-off-the-boat minister, [...]

The Power of Acting: Creative Play

‘You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.’ Plato "Gradually it dawned on me why something as simple as the concept of enabling people to slow down, imagine and dream; to gain access to their intuitive/emotional intelligence; to empathise with others; to self-actualise through dramatic games and [...]

September 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Interview with Josephine Larsen: Author of The Power of Acting

We caught up with actor, teacher, author of and creator, Josephine Larsen.   1. What  is  the  last  thing  that  made  you  laugh  out  loud? Watching  a  player,  in  one  of my  play  sessions, being  a  Hyena  with the  secret  mission  of  flirting  with another player,  who  was being  a Slug. The  Slugs secret  mission [...]

September 10th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Tom Rath: Are You Fully Charged? Happiness in a Smile 

“If you allow society to keep redefining happiness for you, you’ll enter a race that you have no chance of winning. Everywhere you turn, something is suggesting that you need more to find true contentment and satisfaction in life. To persuade you to consume more than you have today, marketers will continue to make a [...]

August 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Stage Fright: Facing the Fear by Bella Merlin

"After all, we know that fun and fear can't coexist, so why not let fun diffuse the fear?" Bella Merlin Long-term Strategy 6: Reframing the Situation and Having a Laugh! "Our final strategy for embracing our fear in the long term is to reframe the situation. Time and again in this book, we've raised this as [...]

June 14th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments