The Actor’s Lab Blog Posts

United We Stand

United We Stand

Taking a Social Stand
The Actor’s Lab and our instructors stand with black, indigenous and people of color in advocating against police brutality and systematic racism. We understand that as members of the artistic community it’s imperative that we work to hold space for all voices and amplify those that have long been silenced, ignored and diminished.   Stand With Us! We are committed to listening, learning and reflecting on what we can do to be stronger partners and we pledge to stand against injustice in all its forms. It will take a tremendous amount of work at the individual, organizational, and societal levels and we want to be a part of that change. Black Lives Matter and we aspire to be a sounding board and means for artists to express the truths about…
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Twelve Rules for the Working Actor

Twelve Rules for the Working Actor

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Developing your craft and orchestrating a successful acting career is an on-going and ever-changing venture. It requires great focus and determination. There are some rules that appear to never change and can help on the way to that success. I’ve made note of a few key points that the working actor should really take into consideration: (more…)
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Defining Your Castability

Defining Your Castability

Acting Pointers, Audition Pointers, Networking
Defining your castability, and a pinpoint on the horizon! One of the first questions I ask an actor is, “What do you think your castability is?” I’m always surprised when they aren’t sure. That’s like a door to door salesman arriving at your house and not knowing what he or she is selling. In my 28 years of coaching, one thing I know that is paramount in an actor’s career is knowing their castability. So often actors say that they’ll play anything… whatever comes their way. Knowing what you are selling is of the utmost importance. (more…)
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AmerWrecka

AmerWrecka

Projects
AmerWrecka Written and directed by J.D. Lewis. AmerWrecka had its international premiere at the renowned Fringe Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland, in August 2005. With five-star reviews and the buzz from the Festival, it became one of the most sought after plays for 2006. Fifteen members of The Actor's Lab traveled to Limerick, Ireland, where AmerWrecka headlined The Unfringed Limerick Festival. With sold-out houses and standing ovations, it continues its momentum by going into pre-production for the feature film version and also a theatrical run in New York City. Article from Creative Loafing » And another article from Creative Loafing Article from the Charlotte ViewPoint »
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