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Just Stand

Sarah was a young actor, and this was the first time she was on the stage under my direction.  She started her monologue and I quickly realized she didn’t know what to do with her lines or her body, so she aimlessly wandered on stage.  Her eyes were glazed over…
Philip Martin
May 17, 2021
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Listen So People Want to Talk

In January, we shook the dust off our feet from 2020, we remembered Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and we saw the United States welcome a new president.  Now, as we look forward into our future, we’re trying to live up to our name; the United States of America.  Dr. King dreamt of it,…
Philip Martin
January 22, 2021
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What’s in Your Heart?

Scrooge is a cold and harsh man, and his heart only warms seeing his distant memories, and bleak future.  The Grinch is… well… a Grinch until he discovers the spirit of Christmas, and his heart grows three sizes!  Science has taught us that the heart is an organ that runs…
Philip Martin
December 5, 2020
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6 Ways to Keep It Together

When we started this pandemic interregnum we hoarded food, invested in canned goods, and stockpiled toilet paper.  We queued Netflix and found a couple good books, ready for a long “winter’s night.”  Little did we know it was going to turn into an arctic night.  We set up home offices,…
Philip Martin
November 5, 2020
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6 Tips for Improving Your Focus

The year was 1976.  One young actor was about to bring things to a crashing halt.  The Pioneer Memorial Theater was filled to the brim for a production of the show Kismet.  As Warzir sang his song “Was I Wazir?” the young actor behind him let his mind wander.  He had…
Philip Martin
October 12, 2020