Stephen Wangh

04 Sep: Failing Better: On the Joys of Stage Fright and the Success of Failure

Countless actors believe that of the many thoughts and emotions continually coursing through them, fear is the one thing they must hide. The result is that they use a great deal of energy trying not to feel what they are feeling, and so this energy is not available for the acting work. But if, instead of trying to hide this fear, actors allow themselves to feel it and permit that energy to inhabit their bodies, they find that is workable, that they can use it to their benefit.