Writing was “just a battle of self-consciousness.” In a PBS NewsHour episode, Tom Hanks spoke with Jeffrey Brown about writing his first book – a “collection of 17 short stories, mostly about people seeking connections of one kind or another.” Tom Hanks: Once I could get involved in the individual stories, then [my eyes] sort […]
There are many examples of artists who experience at least some degree of stage fright, or performance anxiety. It isn’t a matter of your level of skill or talent, and it can be related to other emotional challenges such as impostor feelings. Cherry Jones earned a Tony nomination for her acting in a stage production of […]
Most of us experience some kind of trauma in life.
How does it impact creative people, and how can creative expression help?
Acclaimed actor Patrick Stewart is one of many artists who have been deeply impacted by trauma in early life.
An interview arti…
“To diverge from the mainstream and from mediocrity takes a lot of guts, and it takes a lot of bravery. “And to be in a movie that is all about that is so exciting to me, because I want to encourage everyone to take a step toward sovereignty.” Shailene Woodley From article Shailene Woodley embraces […]
In Sarah Polley’s film Away From Her (2006), Julie Christie gained much acclaim for her portrayal of a woman with Alzheimer’s disease. In an interview [some years ago], she talked about her work as an actor, and using dark or difficult human emotions and experiences. “I think there’s just a few truly terrifying human experiences […]