Many people experience mental health and emotional health challenges, perhaps especially those who are actively creative. The idea of the “mad” artist has a long history, and is supported to some extent by research, and the experiences of mental illness shared by many creative people. What do psychologists and artists say about this complex topic? […]
Cynthia Bain has been training young actors for 10 years and has established herself as one the premier coaches and performance consultants. Her students include some of the top young performers in film and television. In our interview, she addresses a number of questions, including : How important is it for your students to have […]
In the film “Towelhead,” Summer Bishil plays 13-year-old Jasira, a Lebanese-American girl navigating through her adolescence, including challenges with identity, sexual awakening and self-esteem. In our interview, Summer, who made the film at age 18, and at the time of our interview was 20, talks about a number of her perspectives on her work. “Acting […]
What leads, urges, even compels so many of us to be creatively expressive?
Given that everyone is creative to some degree, why do many people choose careers in the arts, or work that actively engages their creativity?
Most of us will never be actors or…
By the Hollywood Acting Workshop To break into the exciting world of the television, film and commercial industry, you will learn that, for the sake of simplicity, there are 5 steps to succeeding. Overall, you need to: (1) get some television and film acting training (not theatre or stage training); (2) get a great headshot; […]