December 31, 2018

Voice work and Drama School: the case for training.

The debate still goes on today whether or not actors really need to go to drama school to be good at what they do, or if it's just a waste of precious time and money. Even though I am decidedly on the pro-school s...

March 3, 2017

The lighting is kinda dim in a hazy, smoke filled bar with leather-clad booths and polished wood tables. The floor is permanently sticky with bits of glass still scattered from gallons of cocktails and hundreds of beer bottles swilled and spilled in passion or desperat...

January 15, 2017

Your voice says a lot about you.

It almost goes without saying that voices are something we are constantly noticing about other people. But seldom do we wish to think about our own.

According to many psychologists and social scientists, we make judgements about the sound...

December 10, 2016

What ever happened to the art of Public Speaking?

There was a time I suppose, not so very long ago that a leader of any sort (politician, boss, preacher, teacher) was expected to have a strong command of language as well as a notable skill in the art of relating to thei...

October 29, 2016

We are coming to that time of year again when colds and flu start to plug up all the passages of communication in the human body, namely the ears, nose and throat. Depending on where you live, the weather may be getting dryer or wetter. In Canada, of course, it’s certa...

October 20, 2016

As an actor myself, I get it. You have spent most of your adult life and part of your teens training, studying, practicing, creating, and networking all in the hope that the net result will be someone offering you a job. You have worked hard and invested in extra class...

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