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5 Great Dramatic Monologues for Men

Photo Source: Photo by Porapak Apichodilok from Pexels Article by Joanne Baron – originally written for Backstage. Monologues should showcase an actor’s strengths and talents, and be chosen with an awareness of who the audience is that it’ll be performed for. If a monologue is being done for an agent
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Can a Short-Term Class Make a Long-Term Change?

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. These short classes and workshops
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How Ethics Play a Role in Your Acting Career

Photo Source: Shutterstock Article by Joanne Baron and D.W. Brown – originally written for Backstage. The dictionary says ethics are “moral principles that govern a person’s behavior or the conducting of an activity.” In this social media-driven, instant result-oriented world, ethics may seem old-fashioned or like they have little importance.

Mariska Hargitay and Her Former Coach Joanne Baron On Meisner’s Impact

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 Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio in

4 Acting Issues That Can Keep You From Giving a Great Performance

Photo Source: Photo by Sergi Dolcet Escrig on Unsplash Article by Joanne Baron – originally written for Backstage. There are certain issues that seem to rear their heads on a rather consistent basis with most actors. These are very easily identifiable—even by actors who suffer from them themselves—when watching other