The Do's and Don't's For Actors

The Do's and Don't's (of alanon - re-written for actors)




Trust yourself

Get out of your own way

Breathe deeply


Play (tension is harmful)

Take risks

Be bold


Let the work take you NOT your head

Be arrogant about your process

Thank the higher power for your gift



Talk about your preparation or choices with your director

Wallow in self-doubt

Get stuck in your ego

Settle for anything less than your best

Forget to use the "not knowing what to do" in the moment as an action

Get into your head

Be safe

Be comfortable

Be arrogant about the work