Acting without the Drama

Acting without the Drama

Acting without the Drama


Acting without the Drama delves into the practical ways that actors can approach the craft of acting in order to create magic in their performances.





Episode 26: Consonants, Part 1

Nov 16, 2010 13:37


In this episode, we go through some of the consonants using IPA.

Episode 25: Advanced Vocal Exercises

Oct 26, 2010 15:55


How's that voice coming along? Feel like some advanced vocal exercises? Ready or not, here they come!

Episode 24: Diphthongs

Oct 13, 2010 17:50


This week we move on to combining vowel sounds. Woohoo!

Episode 23: Fun with Dialects

Oct 8, 2010 17:18


We've been working hard, so now it's time to have some fun!

Episode 22: Back Vowels

Sep 21, 2010 16:41


So, the last two weeks, we talked about front vowels. Today, we tackle the back vowels!

Episode 21: Clarification of Front Vowels

Sep 15, 2010 12:32


Got some feedback that I went too quickly & could've explained better during the last podcast. I hope this clears things up! :)

Episode 20: Standard American Speech--Front Vowels

Sep 2, 2010 23:45


This week we're learning Standard American Speech, using the specificity of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA). Find the chart here:

Episode 19: Intermediate Vocal Exercises

Aug 16, 2010 14:37


This week, we up the ante a little bit as far as your vocal development is concerned. Have fun!

Episode 18: Beginning Vocal Exercises

Aug 10, 2010 14:30


This week is all about jump-starting your natural voice. Step in and have fun!

Episode 17: Tension Release Exercise

Aug 2, 2010 20:58


For this episode, I teach you how to release habitual tension from your bodies. The release of tension will allow your natural voice to surface. In addition, your presence will increase.

Episode 16: Intro to Voice

Jul 22, 2010 14:58


We're taking some time this week to talk about one of an actor's most important tools: the voice!

Episode 15: Marketing--The Reel

Jul 18, 2010 14:36


The major focus of this episode is putting together a demo reel, with some ideas for marketing ourselves "on the cheap".

Episode 14: Marketing--The Headshot & Resume

Jul 8, 2010 16:17


Getting a great headshot and constructing a solid resume are the topics for this week's podcast. Next week? The reel!

Episode 13: My Demo Reel

Jul 3, 2010 01:27


This week's episode isn't really an episode. It's my reel. I wanted everyone to have a chance to see it, so that we could talk about marketing more in depth next week.

Episode 12 Movement Part 2

Jun 24, 2010 13:03


Animal imagery and physical tasks are the focus of this second part episode dealing with movement. Don't just listen. Do it! :)

Episode 11: Movement Part 1

Jun 17, 2010 16:25


Working with Laban's Eight Efforts and getting our performances into our bodies is the point of this week's podcast episode. Have fun!

Episode 10: Script Analysis

Jun 9, 2010 16:31


Learning how to view our performance over the length of a full script is the thrust of this week's podcast.

Episode 9: Performing Heightened Text

Jun 2, 2010 15:21


Last week we talked about perspective & historical context. This week, we talk PERFORMANCE!

Episode 8: Heightened Text

May 26, 2010 16:37


Identifying and deciphering "elevated" or "non-realistic" dialogue is the thrust of this week's podcast. Shakespeare, anyone?

Episode 7: Putting It All Together

May 19, 2010 18:37


Integrating everything is the focus of this week's podcast. It's not enough to know all the pieces. We need to put that jigsaw together!

Episode 6: Monologues

May 12, 2010 13:02


Putting what we've learned and putting it into practice is what this episode's all about. And there's HOMEWORK!

Episode 5: The Director's Perspective

May 5, 2010 12:53


This week I interview Carolyn McCray, Director/Writer/Producer, to get her valuable insights on what she looks for in an actor.

Episode 4, Commitment

Apr 28, 2010 15:07


Committing to our acting choices, committing to our craft, committing to our standards. This podcast episode is all about our commitment issues! :)

Episode 3, Communication Part 2, Internal Obstacles & Actions

Apr 21, 2010 15:50


More acting craft this week: internal obstacles keep us human & actions drive the car.

Episode 2, Communication Part 1: Conflict & Objectives

Apr 15, 2010 15:32


Two of the most important elements of building a performace? Finding and clarifying conflict and identifying our character's objective. Enjoy!

Episode 1, Connection

Apr 11, 2010 14:23


Connection is what good acting is based on. In this podcast, we talk about the "magic" that connection creates.

Introduction to Acting without the Drama

Apr 3, 2010 17:52


Welcome to my podcast! This week, I tell you all about who I am, where I come from and what some of my thoughts on acting are. Hope you enjoy!