Light in the Piazza, and Self-Mastery

  This week I had the great pleasure of seeing opening night of Light in the Piazza at the LA Opera, where my daughter Dove played one of the two leads: Clara Johnson, opposite opera legend Reneé Fleming. I think most parents would be thrilled to see their kid on...

When Your Kid Wants To Take a Break from Acting

Imagine this: You’ve invested years of time and thousands of dollars to support your kid’s passion for acting. Just when things are starting to get somewhere, they announce they want to take a break from acting, and “just be a normal kid.” Now what? An announcement...

Descendants 3: Celebrating Love

  Tonight, millions of people will tune in to watch Descendants 3, the eagerly awaited final film of the beloved Disney trilogy. Tonight was supposed to be a celebration of so much… four years of a story that captured the imaginations of people across the globe,...

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! I woke up this morning feeling a profound sense of gratitude. For my health, children, family, friends, fulfilling work… and for you. For all the forms of love in my life. It’s a beautiful privilege to get to share my experience and knowledge...

From TV in LA to Theatre in New York

I hope your 2109 is off to a great start… how is January almost over?? I’ve been thinking about time, and how quickly it goes. Dove was just 14 when we moved to LA to pursue her dream, and she turned 23 this month! Feels like we started on this journey only yesterday....

Setting New Year’s Intentions for Actors

How will I make 2019 better than 2018?   New Years is an especially perfect time for actors to ask this question. • Where are you now, and where do you want to be this time next year? • What will you need to do to get there? • What specific actions do you need to...