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4 Ways to Connect to a Character You Don’t Like

Photo Source: Joan Marcus Article by Joanne Baron & D.W. Brown – originally written for Backstage. There are times when even the best of actors working with solid material encounter a role to which they cannot connect. If you find yourself in a situation where
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The Dangers of Acting Crash Courses

Photo Source: Photo by Joseph Redfield from Pexels Article by Joanne Baron – originally written for Backstage. In this age of immediacy with social media giving us access to information and entertainment at our fingertips, we all find ourselves living in the fast lane. We
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Why You Should Embrace Creating Your Own Content

Photo Source: Photo by Joseph Redfield from Pexels Article by Joanne Baron & D.W. Brown – originally written for Backstage. The social media and internet focus that has modernized our world may come with its challenges, but for actors and filmmakers, it’s led to some

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How to Be a Generous Actor—and Succeed

Photo Source: Shutterstock Article by Joanne Baron & DW Brown – originally written for Backstage. The desire to be the center of attention can be so single-minded that there are actors who will sabotage the work of other actors who are doing scenes with them.

5 Qualities Directors Want in Actors

Article by Joanne Baron & DW Brown – originally written for Backstage. Every role has its own special demands. For instance, playing the leads in “Creed” and “Ex Machina” called for extraordinary physical skills, while those in “Son of Saul” and “Beasts of No Nation”

Making Acting Your Reality, Not Your Dream

Article by Joanne Baron – originally written for Backstage. I meet people all the time who say that acting is their life’s dream and the No. 1 priority but they are just too busy to take an acting class, audition, or look for representation. Some
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How to Play Drunk

Illustration by Radio Article by Malia Wollan – originally written for The New York Times Magazine. “Acting drunk convincingly is about the hardest thing you can do,” says D.W. Brown, 60, an acting coach based in Santa Monica, Calif., who has worked with both film

Why Horror Films Are a Good Career Decision for Actors

Photo Source: Warner Bros. Article by Joanne Baron – originally written for Backstage. Horror Films have always been a hit at the box office. They seem to attract large commercial audiences and do well when other films don’t. This happens because they appeal to both