Author Archives: Adam Lazarre-White

Adam Lazarre-White

Adam Lazarre-White grew up in NYC, graduated from Harvard University with Honors, started at QB for the “Crimson” and played in the Harvard Jazz Band. He is known for roles on Scandal, Heroes, Ocean’s 13, Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, The Temptations, Living Single, The Parkers, and starring on The Young & The Restless. Adam’s writing and directing have become equal pursuit in recent years; and he has owned his acting school in Hollywood, ALW Acting Studios since 2000. For info on Adam's classes, acting, writing & directing visit his website at www.adamlazarre-white.com

BREATH: the Antidote for Fear and the Technique for Focus

Whether you are approaching a public speaking engagement, an important athletic moment, or an artistic performance of any kind, your BREATH–the flow of oxygen to your brain and body–will determine your ability to concentrate, function and excel.  Believe it or not, the first thing inexperienced performers of any kind forget to do is BREATHE.  That […]

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Staying In Touch: The Successful Actor’s Philosophy

As an Actor, you must develop a philosophy and approach for succeeding in the entertainment business.  Never forget:  this is a business.  Many of the people making decisions are making them purely for business or monetary reasons.  Artistic reasons are often not even in their paradigm or equation for arriving at an ‘executive’ decision. Your […]

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Advice on “Quick Prep” Auditions

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6:59pm: TV “Guest Star” sides arrive.  2 scenes; not allowed to read the full script. 10am audition the next day . . . If you get audition material late and there isn’t much time to prepare–DON’T WORRY.  Do the best you can.  Account for the elements that you can.  Know what you are doing in […]

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Personal vs. General: Why the latter is Death to the Actor

Being ‘general’ in your work is death to the Actor

No one remembers the generic actor. Be personal in your work; being general is DEATH to the Actor! Perhaps the most important internal work an actor can do, to build upon the imaginative, creative work one must do to create a profoundly moving performance for an audience to witness, is to attach his or her self – […]

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#FBF: Advice on “Quick Prep” Auditions

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6:59pm: TV “Guest Star” sides arrive.  2 scenes; not allowed to read the full script. 10am audition the next day . . . If you get audition material late and there isn’t much time to prepare–DON’T WORRY.  Do the best you can.  Account for the elements that you can.  Know what you are doing in […]

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Flashback Friday: Impulses

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When acting, as in life, IMPULSES cross your mind constantly.  Things you want to do, to say.  Thoughts you either act upon, or do not act upon.  When pursuing truth and a “life” on stage, it is absolutely imperative that you honor those IMPULSES.  They will lead you to your greatest discoveries and surprises during […]

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HUMAN BEINGS are ANIMALS

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Actors – never forget – we are animals. Our animalistic ‘side’ is what often motivates us in our moments of greatest need – the moments good writers write about. Protecting your family. Chasing your mate. Defining your power. Saving your life. When creating a character, even if you don’t have time to work on the specificity of truly […]

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How to Free Your Work

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Here are some techniques and exercises that will help you be more alive and free in your work.  They will help you ‘break the glass’ of the typical constraints of your persona, help you find new, exciting, “risky” ways to express yourself and undo the habitual rhythms you find your self repeating over and over […]

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Subtext Is the Thing

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From the time we become actors, we hear a lot of people in the business say; “Acting is reacting.” “Acting is listening.” This lets us know that it’s often not what we are saying that is most important in our work, but what we are feeling and thinking when we are listening to the other character. What is […]

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CIT Flashback Friday: Creative Hiding

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This Friday we are bringing back an article from our good friend and ‘Acting Truth’ contributor Adam Lazarre-White. We love the articulate and detailed way he approaches and explains every aspect of acting. I have written a lot about the “Physical Action” and “Behavior” in order to create a full, truthful life on stage or […]

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