EP – 10 Cold Season

by Friday, January 29, 2016

Oh great, I’m sick! Hello Easy Speakers, So this week I’ve been overcome by the dreaded seasonal cold. Those of you out in snowy places are permitted to snicker at our LA “seasons” but it the temps out here do shift and that shifting has an effect on your bod. If you’re like me, you get a ...

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EP 09 – Get Clear

by Thursday, January 21, 2016

This week I wanted to broach the topic of Clarity. Most of us interested in vocal production and accent management are interested in being clear when we speak, right? Well I believe clarity begins inside us with our intention -- before we can communicate clearly we need to be clear about our intention, in our ...

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EP 07 – Your Own Uniqueness is Important

by Friday, January 8, 2016

In this Episode, Philip Charles MacKenzie talks about the camera and how…”it really looks into your soul, and your soul better be available...” We talk about starting out with co-star roles and why owning your uniqueness, even when the role is small, is important and can get you more work. Philip Charles MacKenzie is an award ...

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An Intentional Year

by Monday, January 4, 2016

When I think of the whole “New Year’s Resolution” thing that crystallizes every year at this time on the keen edges of ending and beginning years, something about it seems a bit...limp. I mean, seriously, how many times have we gone down this road, dutifully writing down three things we want to bring to our lives ...

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EP 06 – Russia and Fitzmaurice

by Thursday, December 31, 2015

In this episode Laura and I talk about the voice and how UNrelaxing acting is, as well as her time in Moscow in the 1990’s and how things have changed. Laura Flanagan is an Assistant Professor of Theatre Practice at the USC School Of Dramatic Arts. She began her professional acting career as a teenager in ...

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Fetishizing British Speech

by Monday, December 14, 2015

At the end of last week, The Huff Post did a blurb on some Brit actors from Downton Abbey doing a scene from the show in their best American accents while guesting on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Watch it here. Michelle Dockery, who plays Lady Mary Crawley on D.A. forsakes her upper-class british articulations ...

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EP 04 – 3 Essentials an Actor Must Have

by Friday, December 11, 2015

  In this week’s ep, a great conversation with actor, teacher, Artistic Director, Rob Nagle about how a shy kid got bitten by the bohemian actor lifestyle and what 3 essentials actors must master in order to be successful artists. Bitterness “takes a powder”!   Rob Nagle is a proud member of the Antaeus Theatre Company and the ...

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