How Do You Get Out of Your Own Way?

How Do You Get Out of Your Own Way?

Briana Packen is one of the faculty members that teaches movement classes for actors at the Maggie Flanigan Studio. Briana explains how actors can shed the physical habits that get in the way when acting. How Do You Get Out of Your Own Way? So many students ask me how...
Fitness for the Actor – Julia Crockett

Fitness for the Actor – Julia Crockett

How to stay strong, maintain endurance, and promote health without interfering with your released actor’s instrument. For all of us, it is important to be strong, have physical stamina, and maintain a healthy instrument, but this is especially true for actors....
The Tense Actor vs The Released Actor

The Tense Actor vs The Released Actor

When I begin working with actors, the first step is to get them to identify their own unique patterns and habits of tension, because an actor must be physically released. A released actor is one who walks into an audition room, and the people on the other side think...