Photo Source: Antoine Verglas/NBC (Hargitay) Article by Melinda Loewenstein – originally written for Backstage. Before she was known as the tough but empathetic Det. Olivia Benson on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Mariska Hargitay studied Meisner technique with acting coach Joanne Baron of the
Photo Source: Pexels Article by Joanne Baron and D.W. Brown – originally written for Backstage. There is something very exciting and attractive about the idea of taking a short-term class, be it a one-day seminar or workshop, a four-day Master Class, or a six-week intensive.
Photo Source: Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash Article by Joanne Baron – originally written for Backstage. It’s common to make New Year’s resolutions, often focusing on things to cut out. So actors, what won’t you do in 2021 in order to help make
Photo Source: Photo by Matilda Wormwood from Pexels Article by Joanne Baron – originally written for Backstage. During this time of social distancing, everyone has faced uncharted territory in both their personal lives and work. Virtual is the new normal. We are all humbled and
William Esper William Esper passed away January 26, 2019. This legendary teacher was Joanne Baron’s greatest influence. His work lives on at his Studio in New York and the Baron Brown Studio in Santa Monica, California. Our thoughts and prayers and with Bill’s family and
Article by Joanne Baron & DW Brown – originally written for Backstage Magazine. Recently, we were at a holiday event and had the opportunity to hear a director on an award-winning series talk about the odd, funny, unfortunate, and misguided ways actors go into auditions
ACTING IS HARD! It’s so hard to be rejected, to wait for something to happen, to feel motivated, to take action. There are areas of your life that you must look at. What is worse than failing… worse, is regret. I have no interest in
Article by Joanne Baron – originally written for Daily Actor. Accepting failure is one of the critical things that an actor must embrace in order to be successful. In fact, viewing failure as a negative is probably not the right perspective if one is going to