This isn’t exactly a new question but in the “new normal” of Covid-19, it definitely takes on fresh dimensions and is worth revisiting. I spent about 10 years of my life studying with a number of acting teachers in NYC, eventually becoming one myself, so I do have a perspective…


(Crafting the Perfect Monologue, Part 2 of 3)

Like we’ve said before, having a handful of perfect monologues in your back pocket is one of the actor’s most essential tools. They are polished, prepared work that’s designed to show off both your strengths and your range. They can also be…


(Crafting & Performing the Perfect Monologue, Part 1 of 3)

Now there are several aspects to an actor's training, not all of which have a lot to do with acting. What? Say that again? Yes, I did say that and it’s true. Sure, a big part of it has to…


Ever watch an actor like Daniel Day-Lewis in a film and wonder how he manages to pull off the range of roles that he plays? Have you ever taken a close look at Charlize Theron’s work in Monster and been stunned by her detailed physiology and how it’s nothing like…


An actor’s training is a cumulative thing, regardless of the discipline, be it Method or Meisner. Every element of your training has inherent value, as it transforms you from the Novice actor, to the Journeyman actor and eventually to being a Master of your craft. It’s all building blocks in…


As you might expect, much of what we talk about in acting class tends to be about, well, acting. That probably comes as no surprise, there’s a lot to talk about — exercises, scene work, relaxation, all that Method stuff. We do, however, get into some of the more mundane…


So I’ve written some on this subject but since it seems to keep coming up for young actors, I think it’s worth revisiting. What exactly can you or should you expect from a good online acting class? Let me start by saying that I’ve been having this conversation with a…


So I’ve been asked questions by newbie actors lately that I’ve heard before but are worth addressing for the very reason that they keep coming up. Now the questions didn’t come in any particular order and I’m likely paraphrasing but this is how they stuck in my mind.

“Do I…


Lately, I’ve heard some young actors asking about the value of being in a play reading group, so I think it’s worth talking about for a few minutes. Over the years I’ve been affiliated with a half dozen or so theater companies and all of them had reading groups as…


“Why Actors Need Monologues”

Becoming a professional actor can seem like a daunting process, there’s a lot to take in, a lot to learn and there are a number of skills you need to acquire before somebody hands you an award with your name on it. One of these skills…

Glenn English

I blog about entertainment, performing arts & wellness. Copywriter and script doctor for hire. Acting Teacher. glennenglishnyc@gmail.com

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