Verisimilitude: The Key to Good Acting

Verisimilitude: The Key to Good Acting

This post originally appeared on LinkedIn Pulse. Here is a simple truism: for something to have the ring of truth it must appear as something we recognize as truthful. And here is a correlating truism: nothing speaks from the stage but truth. Nothing! Whether you are...
How to Maintain a Healthy Attitude Toward Job Interviewing

How to Maintain a Healthy Attitude Toward Job Interviewing

This post originally appeared on LinkedIn Pulse. Most actors know that auditions are like job interviews, but I’m not sure how many non-actors realize that the reverse is also true. Since a wannabe performer might go on more auditions in a year than most people will...
An Open Call for Opinions

An Open Call for Opinions

Hamlet said, “…there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so,” and to the depths of my soul I have always believed this to be true. In fact, I recently created a pair of customized Converse sneakers with that phrase emblazoned on the...
Semicolon Use Simplified

Semicolon Use Simplified

This post originally appeared on LinkedIn Pulse. I have always liked the semicolon, the cute ocular half of a winky smiley face. Despite the great confusion it seems to cause many of its would-be users, it is actually a very straightforward punctuation mark. That...