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Friday, August 7, 2020

AUTHOR NAME

Kymberly Harris

22 ARTICLES
Kymberly Harris is an actor's director. She specializes in character-driven stories, whether the genre is drama, comedy, thriller, or action. Her extensive experience as a method acting coach to professional actors of all ages has led actors to seek her out to direct them towards their best performances in film, television, and theatre projects. Kymberly is a private coach to select clients and an instructor at The Lee Strasberg Film and Theatre Institute. She is also the founder of @firsthand.films.

STAY TUNED: On Discipline

Q:The business of acting in television and film is not equal to all who have an interest in it. I’ve noticed in LA there...

STAY TUNED: Finding Your Voice During a Pandemic

Q: What recommendation do you have for actors to keep not only studying but working during this pandemic?  An essential tool for the professional actor,...

STAY TUNED: On Authenticity

Q: Authentic connection is a near impossible thing to fake. What are some good ways to build chemistry on the spot with a new...

STAY TUNED: Consistency

Q: When you direct in film, do you prefer actors always give you the same performance in a scene or do you like actors...

STAY TUNED: Preparation

Q: During the exploration of my character and my scenes I allow myself to let go and see what comes without expectations BUT when...

STAY TUNED: On Listening

 Q: After watching many episodes of Inside the Actors Studio, there is one question I’ve noticed James Lipton almost always asks: ‘How important is...

STAY TUNED: Sensory / Emotional Memory

Q’s: Sensory / Emotional memory I recently had a fairly traumatic experience, and while the human in me was experiencing it, the actor in me was...

STAY TUNED: Talent Vs. Technique

Q: Is it talent or is it technique that is most valuable in the entertainment industry?  At its finest, acting is an emotional endeavor. Certainly,...

STAY TUNED: Memorizing

Q: When I audition, instead of worrying about being 'word perfect' on the sides, I'm more truthful when I express what I know I'm...

STAY TUNED: On Intimacy

 Q: When you open up to your scene partner and experience uninhibited vulnerability, are you ever concerned about growing too attached outside of the...

STAY TUNED: Creating Two Characters

Q: How do you organize yourself energetically if you have to work on two different characters? I found in a recent auditioning experience I...

STAY TUNED: Auditioning

 Q: 1: Is walking into an audition already in character, something you recommend? 2. I auditioned for the role of a “cold eye stranger,"...

STAY TUNED: Creativity

Q: How should the actor address working on material that is, for lack of a better phrase, “not great”?  People often say that art is...

STAY TUNED: Soul

 Q: What would you say are the three things an actor/writer needs to be mindful of when creating and acting in a one-person piece,...

STAY TUNED: Perception

 Q: I find that I get in my head a lot. It’s my default. I over-analyze and project. When it comes to acting, I...

STAY TUNED: Duality

Q: The discussion is around layering in character's "tragic flaw" with sensory elements and behavior. The goal is to consciously integrate these elements, valuing...

STAY TUNED: Agents

Q: 1.What's the best way to find and get signed with an agency? 2.How do you know if the agency is reliable and will get you...

STAY TUNED: Technique

 Q: As a working Actor who is also studying, learning and expanding a new craft I was wondering what the right way to compartmentalize...

STAY TUNED: Vulnerability

Q: I have always found it interesting how different audiences react differently to character flaws. How does an actor and a writer truthfully expose...

STAY TUNED: Keeping Your Concentration

 Q: I get overwhelmed by all the rejection and all the crazy and messiness of this industry, but I always make myself revert back...

STAY TUNED: Controlling Nerves

Q: When I first started acting, I had trouble controlling my nerves. My whole body would shake. What is the best way to control...

STAY TUNED: Director Kymberly Harris Answers Questions Actors Really Want to Ask

Dear Actors- I've been working with actors on their craft, projects and auditions for 15 years. This year, my first actor won an Emmy, I...

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