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Posted by admin, August 31, 2017 4:18 pm

Free Intentional Acting Preview Class

Confident Cold Readings for Adult Actors

Using The 9 Questions of Intentional Acting

Do you walk away from a cold reading thinking, “Ugh… If I just had more time…”? Do you struggle to get your eyes off the page and really connect to the reader? I have a solution for you. I’m Loren E. Chadima and I’m an Award-Winning Director and Acting Coach. You’re invited to a Free Preview of the 9 Questions of Intentional Acting - a repeatable acting technique that helps you know what casting is looking for and how to deliver it.

This technique works whether you have an on the spot cold read or an audition with a week’s notice.


You will learn tools to help you:

  • Quickly uncover important clues.
  • Know whether the script is a comedy or drama and deliver it accordingly.
  • Make strong choices that make you stand out from the competition.
  • Get your eyes off the page.
  • Really connect to the reader.

…And do all this in 10 minutes or less.

This is NOT a lecture!

If you are a serious actor, ready to stop winging your audition prep and to walk away feeling confident that you’ll get a callback

…then this FREE PREVIEW Class is for YOU.

Posted by admin, August 16, 2017 10:13 am

Question 7:  What is at stake if I don’t get what I need?

We’ve all heard it, “Raise the Stakes!”.  When an actor hears “raise the stakes” from a director, casting director, or teacher, they think they need to be more intense, more excited, or speak faster or louder.  Raising the stakes in a scene is none of those.

Today we are discussing Question 7: What is at stake if I don’t get what I need? What does it actually mean to raise the stakes?  What does it mean to have something at stake in a scene?  An easy way to put it is, when something at stake, it’s going to cost you something or you’re going to…..



Posted by admin, August 14, 2017 10:00 am

Question 6 : What am I listening for?

Today we are discussing Question 6; What am I listening for? Listening is REALLY IMPORTANT and I’m sure you hear it all the time.  Teachers, Casting Directors, Directors will say over and over again to listen.  And you probably feel overwhelmed because you say “Okay, I’m listening. I’m listening.” and aren’t really sure what else you can do.

What I know now is that acting is not about listening, it’s about listening for something.  In this video, I’ll explain to you and help you understand what that really means and how you can apply it to your next audition.

Posted by admin, August 10, 2017 5:04 pm

Question 5; Motivation:  Why do I have to get my Intention right now?

A lot of times I’ve heard Motivation lumped in with objective, goal, intention, what do you need.  But it is completely different and comes from a different part of your brain.  People have intentions all the time.  “I want to quit smoking” or “I want to lose weight” BUT most people don’t have any motivation to do it.  A lot of us have wanted to lose a little weight at some point in our lives, but we didn’t.  Why didn’t we?  Because we lacked MOTIVATION.

I have the perfect example of motivation with intention.  Check out this weeks Acting Tip to hear about it.


Posted by admin, August 9, 2017 8:54 pm

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