Tag: Theatre

  • The Buddhist Actor and the Audition

    The Buddhist Actor and the Audition

    The Mental Life Cycle of an Audition If there’s one thing that hasn’t changed in the past 20-some years of acting, it’s the twisted, complex labyrinth of psychological grief I embark upon each time I lock down an audition. Step one: What a cool opportunity, I’m not going to get hooked on the idea of getting the […]

  • The Buddhist Actor

    Last week, I had a rare opportunity to sit in on a Taoist workshop lead by the head of the Chinese Taoism Society, Master Meng Zhiling.  I knew very little going in about Taoist culture and beliefs, only that they would be a great complement to my Buddhist studies (and helpful toward my goal of sitting […]

  • Actor Poll: What do you do when you’re not acting?

    One of the trickiest things for me about acting is the space between classes and gigs. Unlike singing, dancing, painting, or writing, tactics to develop your growth on your own is not as obvious. And days locked to a desk at your 9-5 can be even harder, no matter how much you enjoy the job itself. So this is less of a post, and more a call for advice:

  • Speranza Theatre Support and Blog Promo Opportunity!

    Happy Friday! I have a very special theatre company to tell you about, one that I have worked with for the past year and a half and cannot recommend enough. Speranza Theatre Company in Jersey City is a rapidly growing professional theatre group that promotes the works of female playwrights, plays supporting women’s issues, and projects with strong female characters. It is also a huge part of Jersey City’s expanding arts scene.

  • The Compass Podcast – And Why You Need to Listen to It

    I need to tell you a little bit about The Compass podcast. Because it is fantastic and was created by a fantastic lady.

  • Updated Website! Woohoo!

    Hello all and happy first day of football season!  I am post-less today but I have some cool announcements on the horizon.  In the meantime… I updated my website!  Please check out GinnyBartolone.com and let me know if you have any layout/content suggestions.  Really, anything.  Since this is combined with my acting website, I have been trying […]

  • If the Whole World Took an Acting Class

    As an actor, I have spent my fair share of time laying on the floor and barking at the ceiling.  Okay, I’m not barking, per se, I am sending my voice through the space from the top of my head.  I have sat on the backs of classmates and been sat on by teachers, all for […]

  • Motivational Plant Metaphors

    Last week, I signed up to water our school garden.  The science department has a super impressive situation out back, with cherry tomatoes, zucchini, eggplant, and about five planters of herbs.  I don’t know a whole lot about gardening, the extent of my knowledge comes from helping my mom drop seeds into our backyard when […]

  • Get off the Floor

    I fell over a lot as a kid.  I think it’s pretty common when you’re little – sometimes your top half moves more quickly than your bottom half, you seem to slip on everything, or you just simply tip over all the time.  It’s as if you haven’t quite figured out the whole “leg” thing yet. […]

  • But What If It’s All Crap?

    Last night and I had a super bizarre dream.  It was one of those “Peggy Olson” pregnancy dreams – I didn’t know I was even pregnant and then BAM! I had a baby.  It was just there.  So Ben and I are suddenly walking around with this surprise baby and introducing it to all of […]