Cindy's Blog

Preparing for your acting role Read the script for your immediate connection to it. Take a few deep breaths and drop down into your body. Open yourself to your life experience and imagination. Then read the script slowly. Notice your immediate response to what you are reading. What captures your imagination? Where do you make the strongest connections to the role? Get a sense of the entire story as a …

“A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.” – Carl Jung Definition of passion… “strong and barely controllable emotion.” Acting students will often say to me “I need my wounds to remain unhealed so I can use them in my acting.” I’m here to tell you that this is not true or necessary. It is an unhealthy way of working. To heal …

Many students will approach me and ask what they can do on a day to day basis to practice their craft and keep their acting instrument alive and fluid? This is a good question and I will attempt to give you as many different exercises as I can in a few short blogs. It won’t be everything but it can get you started. First off I’d like to talk about …

Audition Tips for Television, Film and Theatre and Resources for finding Auditions. Be Professional. Show up early. Never be late for an audition. Treat everyone with respect. Never complain. They are doing their best to accommodate you. Prepare. Prepare. Prepare. Do your research. If it is a commercial audition know the product. If it is a TV audition know the style of the TV show. If it is a film …

Whatever you struggle with in life, whatever your demons are; there is nothing you cannot use in your acting. Put all of it into your work. It’s all energy. By channelling your day to day difficulties into your acting you become the alchemist and you take what seems useless transforming it into Gold. When we resist what is here, it has a way of getting in the way of the …