Backstage Successful Commercial Actor

Everything You Need to Be a Successful Commercial Actor

Everything You Need to Be a Successful Commercial Actor By Amie Farrell | Posted July 10, 2017, 10 a.m. It was 9:45 am. and I was sweaty from just finishing my p90x workout, about to take a nice long shower and run errands before picking up my son from school. My iPhone dinged. Email from LA CASTING,…

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Q&A With Leonard Roberts

Leonard Roberts recently joined the cast of TNT’s drama series Major Crimes in a recurring role. He is known for his roles in American Sniper, Drumline, and American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson. He has appeared in numerous television shows, films and theater productions. Leonard is also a fellow graduate of the DePaul Theater School. Roberts took a…

Backstage Successful Commercial Actor

5 Reasons to Consider the Summer Intensive

By Rob Adler | Posted March 23, 2017, 10 a.m. While many actors find solace in the community of an acting studio, theater company, or class, each can suffer from the perils of routine over the years, forming habits and disconnecting the actor from their sense of passion and purpose. So if you’re up for…

Backstage Successful Commercial Actor

How Improv Can Enhance Every Audition

By Rob Adler | Posted March 17, 2017, 3 p.m. A lot of actors hate auditions. The room is “cold.” The reader doesn’t “give you anything.” It’s “not like being on set.” Admittedly, it’s superficial—the role exists in X world, yet the audition is usually in a small room in an office building with beige…

Acting Teacher Ric Murphy

Q&A with Legendary Acting Teacher Ric Murphy

Ric Murphy has taught acting for nearly four decades. His pupils include some all-star actors: John C. Reilly, Gillian Anderson, and Judy Greer. Ric first introduced me to the magic of improvisational acting techniques at the DePaul Theater School, where he is Professor Emeritus. We are thrilled to have Ric teach at the studio to support our commitment to…