On-Camera Television Comedies – A Starting Place for Comedy Class

There’s not much that tells us more about ourselves and our society than the comedies we watch. The On-Camera Comedy Class starts soon, so I’ve put together some resources and supplemental information for you funny, funny actors. One of the…

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Read the Other

In acting, relationship is everything.  Connect to your scene partner.  Create the right chemistry with your scene partner.  Listen better to your scene partner.  No! but really listen! That last one can be especially disheartening for an actor because you…

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How to Choose An Awesome Scene, Part One

Basketball players play basketball games.  Musicians play songs.  Actors work on scenes. Scenes are the primary building blocks of television and film.  And it is through scenes that actors build their skills, techniques and chops.  Actors work on scenes for…

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The What, The Why and the How

I see so many actors in a rush, looking to technically execute what they think others will want to see.  They second-guess what others will find interesting, instead of using their own imaginations to tell the truth as they, themselves,…

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Find the Surprise

Character A:  Are you crying? Character B:  No, of course not.  It’s just allergies.  And I hate my life. I sure do enjoy a big surprise when it comes to my comedy.  And heck, my drama, too.  I remember, years…

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Maybe We’ll Get Lucky

I had a self-tape audition this week, which is pretty unusual for me.  I know they’re becoming more and more popular so I would expect to see more and more of them.  And here are some things I noticed…and learned……

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Hey. It’s Me. 

Hey.  It’s me, Crista.  This blog is going great so far.   Okay, let me try again.  Hey.  It’s me, Crista.  Damn. Welcome to my acting blog where I intend to talk about acting, actors, story, the entertainment industry and…

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