The LB Blog

Have the Courage and Desire to Know Yourself Better

If the goal is to be authentic then the only way to be authentic is to be authentic. Therefore, an actor needs to learn how to do consciously what they are doing unconsciously anyway. The underlying premise of what follows is rooted in the belief that standing or sitting on the mark is no different than anywhere else. You are always here. It is always now, and you are always some aspect of yourself under different conditions. If you accept this premise, then what follows should hold true. If you don't it will crumble under its own weight. PART ONE:You cannot bring to...

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Daily Guided Meditations For the Actor

As we try and do more with our TIME. It has become very clear to me that I must continue to untether myself from the remnants of my 19th-century thinking. This audio blog is my first foray into this brave new world. This audiotape is a hybrid. It is a blend between audiobook and meditation track. Please let me know if it is working for you. Your feedback is most welcome as I recalibrate my consciousness. In this blog, I will provide you with a set of guided exercises you can practice every day. It is an extension of Step...

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An Actors Guide to: Breathing

This is a huge topic, and I must qualify my remarks. I am by no means an expert on the subject of breathing. I do not teach voice nor have I been trained to teach it. There are some superb voice teachers out there. I am not one of them. There are many breathing techniques drawn from the Yogic and Buddhist canons. I have found the breathing techniques born of the Zen tradition more useful to the actor than the ones born of the traditional Hatha and Raja yoga techniques. This on its own is its own blog. Once again,...

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The Power & Practice of Curiosity

CURIOSITY  “THE ONLY TRUE WISDOM COMES TO EACH OF US WHEN WE REALIZE HOW LITTLE WE UNDERSTAND ABOUT LIFE, OURSELVES AND THE WORLD AROUND US.” - Socrates  “Curiouser and Curiouser”- Lewis Carroll It starts with curiosity. Curiosity breeds a desire to know. As your desire to know grows it requires the courage to go deeper, to acknowledge and discover truths you may not be willing to accept. To embrace the changes, it might ask of you. Discipline is required to overcome the fears and doubts that prevent you from being curious in the first place. Curiosity breeds empathy. How does curiosity affect us?There...

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