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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 you lack an intuitive feeling
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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 can go on Google and
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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 huge career advantages as well.

Actors Summit 2022

From May 20-22, 2022, you can check us out along with 10,000+ attendees at Actors Summit, the world's largest online actors event featuring 150+ Acting Industry Speakers, Panels, Q&As, Networking opportunities with the Industry's Top Professionals, and more! Visit www.actorssummit.com for more details on the event.
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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. Yes, it’s horrible. Yes, it’s

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” required connecting emotionally with the

Why Actors Should Embrace Online Work

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

In Honor Of William Esper

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 the Esper Studio. He will