Article by Joanne Baron – originally written for Backstage. Right now, there is a feeling of openness in the air that’s giving people the courage to come out of the dark and share painful secrets of abuse they’ve suffered. The entertainment industry, political arena...anywhere sound can travel has seen people
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 2023 in order to help make the changes you need to succeed? Are you being too passive, focusing on the
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 you lack an intuitive feeling
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 can go on Google and
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 huge career advantages as well.
Photo Source: Photo by Michael Longmire on Unsplash Article by Joanne Baron and D.W. Brown – originally written for Backstage. If many years go by and an actor is paid very little or nothing at all for their acting work, does that mean they aren’t meant for this profession and
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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. Yes, it’s horrible. Yes, it’s
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” required connecting emotionally with the
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 connected in this universal need