Jenna Gavigan had a role in the William Inge play “Come Back, Little Sheba” as the “vixen” Marie. (At the time, Gavigan was on academic leave from Columbia University to pursue acting. She later graduated with a B.A. in Creative Writing.) A newspaper interview [Shedding the wings, by Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times, July 9, […]
Actors and Performers
Actor and teacher Jeffrey Tambor describes how fear can impact presence and creativity in performances and auditions, and how to shift the experience of fear. “I think the main idea behind my teaching is the issue of fear and how we use that to our advantage,” he writes. “We are all fear-based creatures. And fear […]
Do you express yourself creatively – or in other ways – as fully and authentically as you want? If you’re like most of us, the answer is No. For one thing, our inner dialogue can be less than helpful or encouraging.
In SherryBaby (2006), Maggie Gyllenhaal portrayed Sherry Swanson, who returns home after serving a prison sentence to reestablish a relationship with her young daughter. Gyllenhaal described for Interview magazine her experience with the character, and the big change in her attitude toward appreciating roles that are “not so wayward.” Maggie Gyllenhaal: “We shot Sherrybaby in […]
Brooke Shields: My hope is that my kids won’t want to go into show business, just because of the heartache… I thrive on the experience of working. I don’t know myself any other way. [But] I’m not enamored by [fame]. I don’t covet it, the way someone who’s anonymous wants it, and then their life […]