If you haven't heard of Lauren Gunderson, then leave this site and go read her plays.
She is currently recognized as America's most produced living playwright.
Her plays include Silent Sky, I and You, The Revolutionists, Natural Shocks, and many many more.
And yall--she is currently teaching playwriting for FREE on her facebook.
And she gave me a shoutout on her IG.
And she sent me an IG message.
And then I died.
Check out her classes, seriously. Even if you're like, "Duh, Alex, I'm an actor, not a writer."
Well, shame on you, because it's all connected. The best acting classes I've ever taken were my non-acting classes. (Chew on that for a bit).
You can learn a TON about how to break down a script, how to be a better story teller, and how to best serve the creative team by taking writing classes, directing classes, producing classes, costume design, scenic design, etc.
Don't limit your creativity or what you can learn from all that is around you. Everything is an acting class, after all.
You can check out her classes here.
The ACTIVE ACTOR
You are probably wondering this blog is about. Well, it's about anything that everything that I find inspiring, helpful, and curiosity building.
Curiosity is my favorite state of being, and I've become a treasure hunter and a trash hoarder, collecting all sorts of articles, artwork, and accessories that fuel my inspiration and creativity.
This will also be a place for me to document my life as an actor and coach in Los Angeles. If performing is your passion, I hope that this blog becomes a place for you to learn from my mistakes, grow from my accomplishments, laugh at my witless choices, and share in this crazy, unpredictable, beautiful, life in the arts.