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Refreshing Perspectives on the Actor’s Side-Gig and Much More, by L.A.-based Actor Shannon Lee Avnsoe

by Connie de Veer | July 17, 2018

Shannon Lee Avnsoe (Multiple TV co-star, CBS, SHOWTIME, PBS), and I discuss yet another way to have an amazing career without all the drama. Give a listen to the podcast: Shannon Lee Avnsoe  …

Actors Living and Working with Anxiety Disorders

by Connie de Veer | May 24, 2018

Although it sounds surprising to non-actors, anxiety disorders are not uncommon among actors. Our business makes demands on us unlike just about every other career. How many other jobs require one to be utterly open,…

Your Audition Prep – Backstage article, March 29, 2018

by Connie de Veer | April 24, 2018

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Feed Your Soul to Feed Your Craft

by Connie de Veer | April 23, 2018

Acting is an extreme sport. It makes demands on us like few other professions. Our bodies, minds, and souls make up our instrument; and we need to keep that instrument in tip top shape. At…

4 Crucial Steps to Audition Day Preparedness – Backstage.com, April 6, 2018

by Connie de Veer | March 24, 2018

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Meditation for the Spacey, Restless, and Easily Distracted – Part 2

by Connie de Veer | March 22, 2018

While all careers have their stresses, I would argue that acting holds stresses of a particularly personal nature. Actors’ bodies, voices, minds, and souls are the tools of their trade. The most personal, essential parts…

Meditation for the Spacey, Restless, and Easily Distracted – Part 1

by Connie de Veer | March 13, 2018

For those of us with active, creative minds, the call to meditate can feel like too big an ask. We know it’s good for us, or that we “should” carve out the time; but it’s…

In Celebration of Actors

by Connie de Veer | March 5, 2018

In Celebration of Actors Never doubt yourself, dear actors. Never doubt your worth, or your value, or your power. Always remember who you are and what you bring to the world. Actors have what the world needs. Actors…

In Between Acting Gigs? Use This Time to Hone Your Craft

by Connie de Veer | February 26, 2018

The time in between acting gigs can be a gift from the universe if you look at it as an opportunity to hone your craft. In his book, Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell says one must log…

How to Invent the Perfect Side Hustle to Feed Your Actor’s Soul

by Connie de Veer | February 20, 2018

The side hustle has become more of a necessity for ongoing financial security than ever before. And millennials, hardest hit by our current economy, seem to be leading the way. According to a recent study…

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