Many actors and other performers experience stage fright. What are some of the feelings and thinking that drive this anxiety? For some performers, their inexperience can lead to insecurity, but a number of people report these feelings even after establishing themselves for years as accomplished artists. Ann Dowd was quoted in a 2015 New York […]
Mihaela Ivan Holtz
How can being emotionally vulnerable help you be more creative as an actor or other artist? Kerry Washington on acting and being vulnerable. “Acting was about really the escapism – it was about loving the idea of being somebody else in some other place and being able to forget about my real life and be […]
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.
What can creative expression do for us spiritually and emotionally? How can it be healing? Creative expression as a refuge, even a force for healing, is an experience of many people. One of my favorite quotes on that topic is by author Kurt Vonnegut: “The practice of any art isn’t to make a living, it’s […]
Helen Mirren has portrayed many confident, even imperious, women in her long and successful career. But personally, as she commented in a British newspaper interview, she has experienced insecurity throughout her life. She emphasized that it should be called “experienced” rather than “suffered” – a helpful framing of what is often perceived as a negative […]