What I Believe.....
I believe that an actor must have technique, that the actor must come to truly know one's personal body and psyche. I believe that the imagination is a shallow stream that leads us to the far more powerful and surprising collective unconscious, and I believe that one can train oneself to use both in a way that shifts pretend circumstances into truth.
To do this, I believe that you must develop a rock solid sense of truth, that you must LEARN to know when you are in truth, and develop a strong point of view. But I also believe in letting go of boundaries and limiting beliefs- so that you can soar.
I believe in working from a heart centered impulse. But I also believe in working from the power of the pelvic floor, and in intelligent crafting of character and circumstance, as well as a detailed specific performance.
I believe in process—I believe that you never ARRIVE at being a good actor—that you will always be growing, stretching and learning about yourself and your craft.