February 24, 2020

Do you feel the constant need to be better as an actor?

This concern can manifest itself in different ways:

  • You worry about acting a certain way or finding the right choice.

  • You believe perfection is possible, you just need to find out how to attain it. Maybe yo...

February 17, 2020

Is self-doubt affecting your auditions?

When actors start working with me, one of the most common concerns I hear is the feeling of not being good enough.  

This doubt can creep up before you go to an audition, during the actual audition, or even after it's over.


February 10, 2020

Are you exhausted?

You’re in good company. I hear from a lot of actors that the business side of things is really draining.

Even if they feel very strongly about being an artist…

Even if they’re comfortable with their instinct and freedom…

Even if they can consistently fee...

February 3, 2020

Is it sometimes difficult to audition because you feel too embarrassed or shameful?

Shame is such a painful feeling, so today’s training may be a little uncomfortable. It’s just that this is a subject that I'm very passionate about, so I am happy to share my thoughts wi...

January 27, 2020

Is the fear of failure overwhelming you in the audition room?

I know, the fear is BIG. It's heavy, and it's probably weighing you down.

A lot of actors have told me they're "extremely scared" to make mistakes. It’s their biggest fear as an actor. And the list of fears I...

January 20, 2020

Are you anxious to see results in your career?

I understand that...

You have passion.

You have talent.

So, naturally, you want to make big things happen in your career.

You want to be able to have a completely open and reliable instrument and impact your audience. But I oft...

January 13, 2020

Do you know what the sensation of freedom is?

I find that most actors do. It probably happened this way: You were in acting class, maybe even a little unsure about whether acting was for you. Then you did that one scene, and you felt incredibly ALIVE.

Other ways I've hea...

January 6, 2020

When most actors begin working with me, it’s not their first rodeo, so to speak. 😉 They have trained quite a bit and say, “Jo, I know how to act, but I’m still hitting this wall I have to push through…”

Even with all the classes and workshops completed, the techniques...

December 23, 2019

Is the text the first thing you tackle with a new project? 

When I start working with actors, it’s usually their first concern when they have an important audition coming up or book a big project. They say it’s a HUGE headache for them, and either they’re not good with...

December 16, 2019

Is it a good idea to have a trick to cry on cue?  

Earlier this week, we discussed reaching extreme emotions easily, so I think today's topic is very apropos!

It seems like EVERYONE has a surefire "trick" to start the ole' waterworks.  Here are just a few I have hea...

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