15 episodes

The Actor’s Mind is a new podcast hosted by Kateri McRae and Anne Penner that explores acting from a psychological perspective. We describe and discuss popular acting tools that are commonly used in actor training, rehearsals, and performances. Then we identify the parallel psychological processes that are likely in play when actors use these techniques. We discuss the success of these techniques from our own experience, as well as why they work given the evidence from psychology and neuroscience. Our guests are experts from the theater and science worlds: actors, directors, teachers, and psychological scientists, who add their expertise and experience to the conversation.

The Actor’s Mind Hosted by Kateri McRae and Anne Penner

    • Arts
    • 4.8, 17 Ratings

The Actor’s Mind is a new podcast hosted by Kateri McRae and Anne Penner that explores acting from a psychological perspective. We describe and discuss popular acting tools that are commonly used in actor training, rehearsals, and performances. Then we identify the parallel psychological processes that are likely in play when actors use these techniques. We discuss the success of these techniques from our own experience, as well as why they work given the evidence from psychology and neuroscience. Our guests are experts from the theater and science worlds: actors, directors, teachers, and psychological scientists, who add their expertise and experience to the conversation.

    Season 3 Episode 5: An Interview with Kristin Linklater

    Season 3 Episode 5: An Interview with Kristin Linklater

    Anne’s May 2020 interview with world-renowned voice teacher, Kristin Linklater, who passed away on June 5.

    Guest: Kristin Linklater (https://www.linklatervoice.com/)

    • 44 min
    Season 3 Episode 4: Actor’s Mental Health and Emotional Intelligence

    Season 3 Episode 4: Actor’s Mental Health and Emotional Intelligence

    Kateri and Anne discuss actor mental health and emotional intelligence. Then they interview Ashley Hamilton, Executive Director of the University of Denver Prison Arts Initiative.
    Guest: Ashley Hamilton

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Season 3 Episode 3: Creativity

    Season 3 Episode 3: Creativity

    Kateri and Anne discuss creativity, describe it as a three-step process, and explain the neuroscience behind it. Then Anne interviews Anne Bogart.
    Guest: Anne Bogart (http://siti.org/blogs/anne-bogart)

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Season 3 Episode 2: Emotion

    Season 3 Episode 2: Emotion

    Kateri and Anne take a deep dive into one of their favorite topics: emotions. Then Kateri interviews Dr. Ajay Satpute, an affective neuroscientist.
    Guest: Dr. Ajay Satpute

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Season 3 Episode 1: The Pandemic Episode

    Season 3 Episode 1: The Pandemic Episode

    Anne and Kateri discuss teaching theater online, and then Anne talks with guests about the pandemic’s impact on the Colorado theater community.
    Guests: Lynne Collins, Anthony Powell, and Allison Watrous

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Season 2 Episode 5: Comedy and Psychological Theories of Humor

    Season 2 Episode 5: Comedy and Psychological Theories of Humor

    Anne and Kateri discuss comedy and psychological theories of humor.
    Guest: Jessica Robblee

    • 1 hr 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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