Zen in Acting

A director I had shot with several times bought the rights to the book, "A Concise Chinese-English Dictionary for Lovers" by Xiaolu Guo and asked me to screen test for 'Z' (the female lead). This is a beautiful story about a young Chinese woman who comes of age while traveling…

Icing On the Cake

Actor's Note: I think every actor has this experience at some point when auditioning. Walking into the room and knowing that you nailed it only to find out you didn't get a callback at all. There are obviously many factors outside of the actor's control in these situations but still…

The Human Experience

For awhile I've wanted to write a blog about being human. This is also where the appeal for acting came in - being able to explore the various paths offered through the art of self-creation. A human being has the potential to shift its own reality by choosing different perspectives.…

Teamwork

This is the first aspect which caught my eye regarding Mars One after the initial excitement about colonizing another planet on a one-way mission. Teamwork. It is the vital element if we are to succeed. It is also the deciding factor in which team will be chosen to depart for…

I Am A World Citizen

The particular division of crews based on national identities have been brought up amongst Mars One candidates recently. A few of us simply do not fit entirely into one nation state (nor gender for that matter) in the typical cookie cutter way. For instance, I am fully American according to…