Will Roberts talks to Shauna McClure – Hollywood Arts Council- Twitter: @Hwartscouncil
This week on WillRobertsWeeklyRadio.com : Will talks to Shauna McClure – Executive Director Hollywood Arts Council
This weeks guest on Will Roberts Weekly Telegram Radio…
The Hollywood Arts Council was founded in 1978 as a grassroots membership organization open to all who believed that the arts and culture of Hollywood must play a role in the lives of residents and visitors. With more than 500 community-based members (individuals, businesses and organizations) and many successful projects, the Council has an impressive track record of service. As the only Arts Council in the city of Los Angeles, the Hollywood Arts Council offers a strong, independent voice for promoting a vibrant cultural community by empowering, facilitating and advocating for the arts. We are guided by the belief that the arts revitalize people as well as communities.
Hollywood Arts Council
P.O. Box 931056
Hollywood, CA 90093
tel: (323) 462-2355
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Right Actor, Right Job! – Brought to you by CastItTalent.com
with Rachel Frawley
Rachel is an actor living in Atlanta. She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Michigan State University (with cognates in Music and Professional Writing) and is an Apprentice Company graduate from the Atlanta Shakespeare Co. She also works as an education artist for local theatres, which have included the Shakespeare Tavern and Aurora Theatre. For more information, visit her website at www.rachelfrawley.com
Know When to Break the Rules—Part II
Ladies and gentlemen, you may now sleep peacefully at night. The much-anticipated sequel to my previous post, “Know When to Break the Rules—Part I,” has arrived! Last time we focused on the rules of fashion—what to wear (or not) to an audition. But now I would like to move on to the audition itself. From monologue selection to its execution, creating the perfect audition package can be a source of endless agonizing. As I’m sure anyone with the barest amount of training can attest, there are endless rules that dictate the choosing, pairing and performing of audition pieces. This is perfectly understandable. When you have two minutes or less to leave the impression on which your future job depends, you want to proceed with care. And then there are times when you want to carefully flout procedure.
Sometimes it’s hard to even get past this stage. While sorting through plays and anthologies, the voices chatter away: “too overdone, too narrative, too recent, too old, doesn’t show my type, not enough range,” and on, and on, and on. The danger is that if you only listen to the voices telling you what not to do, you won’t end up doing anything of note. The thing to remember is that most of these “rules” are general guidelines translated for the purpose of education, designed to apply to diverse groups of actors in any situation. But once you are working professionally, you have to start making decisions that apply specifically to the kind of actor you are, and the kind of career you want to have. For example, I am currently working in Atlanta, which does a lot of family-friendly theatre. A lot of my training cautioned to shy away from narrative monologues (typified by a character relating an experience or telling a personal story). But observation taught me that certain narrative pieces play into the kind of tone that has been popular in new works frequently featured in the Atlanta theatre scene over the past couple years. So while auditioning here, I will sometimes break the rules and choose narrative pieces, even pieces that include direct address, because my location is a factor I need to take into account when moving forward professionally.
Coach Clay Banks and the PERFORMANCE ZONE!
Today: Audition Techniques
Will’s 2nd half guest is:
Wendy McPhail, CNC, FDN, NBCCT
THIS week’s show we talk about Colonics
CNC – Certified Nutritional Consultant. I provide education in nutrition for the individual seeking to regain their health as well as group seminars for parents and their children on health issues. Proper nutrition in the school age years can reinforce lifelong eating habits that contribute to a student’s overall well being. This will help them to grow and learn to their fullest potential, and then go on to lead a long, healthy life. I provide an introduction to the human body and to factors that prevent illness and promote or damage health.
Did you know that this generation of young people is the first that is forecast to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents? 1 in 3 or 4 children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes at some point in their lifetime. The prevalence of overweight children among 6-11 year olds has doubled in the past 20 years and tripled for teens.
Adopting healthy behavior can have lifelong consequences. The goal of this education is not only to increase the parent’s health knowledge, but to create healthy behavior in the children of those parents. Health Education is most effective if parents are involved.
FDN – Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. Certification to utilize lab testing through Biohealth Diagnostics. FDN does not diagnose or treat specific diseases. Instead it explores the underlying causes of health challenges. Because symptoms are the last thing to be revealed in a disease process, usually function has been lost for some time. Symptoms are physical manifestations of a problem far deeper than most doctors are willing to look for. Like the tip of an iceberg, symptoms are a signal that there is dysfunction lying beneath the surface. When treatment is pills or surgeries to eradicate symptoms, the root cause is never discovered and dealt with. Health concerns can be managed and resolved with functional lab testing and integrative approaches to treatment.
NBCCT – Nationally Board Certified Colon Therapist through I-ACT (International Association for Colon Therapy). Colon Therapy is a wonderful adjunct to any health improvement plan, and is an excellent therapy for those in chronic states of ill health.