“I was kind of a misfit little kid and bullied at school.” – Sara Bareilles Not fitting in with others and feeling weird is a common experience for many of us. A number of artists have found creative work is a way to express their unique personalities and talents, and feel accepted. Singer-songwriter, actress and […]
Actors and Performers
It’s a compulsion Toni Collette just wants to be “turned on” as an actor, she notes: “I’ve been doing it [acting] for half my life now and life’s too short to put your energy into something that you don’t believe in, that you don’t find entertaining yourself or doesn’t speak to you in some vivid […]
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, […]
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.