Archive | April, 2013

Starving Artist Writes Haiku About The Life

Off the beaten track. I share with you, dear reader, an actor’s week, revealed with haiku.   Haiku 26 Acting class.  Take five. Everyone standing outside. Stretching limbs.  Smoking.   Twitterhaiku 95 At Cirque du Soleil A small girl scared by the clown, Seared soul, white grimace.   Senryu 233 Where, in the cortex, Does […]

Balancing Act: A Working Artist’s Dilemma

Can you operate in the world using both incisive thinking and creativity?  Can you do it simultaneously?  Or must you do it serially?  Are emotion and intellect trying to crowd each other out of our poor, overburdened brains?  Is bi-hemispheric thinking possible?  Yes, I know, this is an over-simplification of the issue.  However, allow me […]

Screenwriting Partners: Yes or No?

You’ve heard—it’s been said—many times that film is a collaborative art form.  We in the business like to illustrate this concept by talking about working “off” our co-creators.  For example, a director should and will meet for months with the Director of Photography (DP) to plan shots or will sit in the editing suite with […]

An Actor’s Diary

  Today was a day to shake my sweaty grip on the conviction that my chosen path is my right path.  I have known forever and long ago that I am an artist, yet it has not been my fortune to be in that small percentage of actors who work solely in their craft.  I […]

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