Greetings from sunny Marina Del Rey, California!
Alex and I are slowly settling in and it's going well…
I signed with International Artists PR & Talent Management my first week here, booked a singing gig in San Diego the following week, and Alex is already busy helping neighbors organize and declutter.
I'm very excited for pilot season right around the corner and also just finished a new song.
How are things for you? Shoot me a quick reply, I'd love to hear from you.
OK, anyone who has coached with me for a TV/film role or Broadway play knows that the name of the game is truthful spontaneity.
Check out this video where Jeff Seymour discusses practicing your intonation.
He's been an acting coach for 34 years, and has also been a producer and auditioned over 10,000 actors, plus co-written 26 various TV episodes.
I think it's safe to say Jeff knows show-biz and what he's talking about.
Now Jeff calls it "practicing intonation," I call it "canned inflection," it's also known as elocution.
Call it what you want but the point is clear.
You should never pre-determine your performance including especially how you are going to deliver the lines.
In fact, you should do the opposite. Have no idea how you are going to say the line, commit to it and enjoy the roller coaster it takes you on.
If you catch yourself locking into a set way, a manipulated, pre-determined performance— break out of it.
Play and explore but never set it.
That's what audiences want to see. Let the lines work you, you do not need to work them.
Keep it simple,