Struggling to learn your Lines? Not to worry, Amy Lyndon is here!

Poster WebStruggling with learning your lines, or can’t find an Agent in your small town? Amy answers these questions and more on this week’s Ask Amy! Each week Amy answers your questions here! Do you need acting technique tips or career advice? Send them here:

Amy Lyndon is a Celebrity Booking Coach, CEO and Author of “The Lyndon Technique: The 15 Guideline Map To Booking.” She has 40+ Series Regulars, an Emmy Winner, an Imagen Award Winner and 1000’s of Working Actors around the globe all using her Technique. She’s also an Award Winning Actress, Director and Writer currently with 91 IMDB credits and was the CEO – Personal Manager of Gold-Levin Talent for 9 years.

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Dear Amy,

I wanted to know if you could help me, a working fellow actor remembers his lines and gets off the page – I do work commercially – but am stuck without the ability to learn lines. I may be dyslexic or just lazy – any ideas? I really need to get this down – the rest is cake.


Dear Christopher,

If you would study in stream of consciousness style as opposed to memorizing, you would do much better. Study the thoughts and feelings behind each line, study how you hear the other person’s lines and then study why you responded that way, then you will have a fighting chance to get it down. If you run lines, it will always sound like lines run. But, if you study the “why” behind each thought, it will tend to make total sense why the next line comes next.


Ok I’m new and I want to be good at cold reading.  I have two things that scare me 1. I believe that I’m a bad at public speaking.  2. I’m kinda dyslexic.  I’m scared that I won’t be able to learn the skill of cold reading.  How scared should I be?

Those are two very good questions.  First of all, public speaking requires you to be on a podium all by yourself with yourself, whereas Acting requires you to speak through the writer’s intent as the character. It’s never about you.  It’s always about the character. Secondly, being dyslexic is not a disability. It’s a pain in the ass. You just need to work harder. If you want this career, you need to work beyond yourself, hard and strong. Find the tools and go for it.


Dear Amy,

I am writing to you with a question that I have been wondering about. I have been searching for an agency for a long time. I live in a suburb of Milwaukee County, and although Milwaukee does have many wonderful agencies, I still found myself searching elsewhere. I would like a response to this letter, negative or positive. Please get back to me with an answer as soon as possible, as my search for an agent becomes more intense. Nicole, Actress, age 14

Dear Nicole,

Unfortunately, unless you’re in one of the major cities, there isn’t much you can do.  My advice is to get amazing grades in school, work on your singing and act in local productions. When you’re old enough, apply to a top school in a major city like LA or NYC.  You can also get into school by singing your way in and possibly winning a scholarship.  That’s what I did.  Good Luck.


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