100 episodes

Jeff Seymour, acting coach of 43 years and author of 'The Real Life Actor' talks acting and the business.

The Real Life Actor Jeff Seymour

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 61 Ratings

Jeff Seymour, acting coach of 43 years and author of 'The Real Life Actor' talks acting and the business.

    Telling stories of woe

    Telling stories of woe

    Here are some tips for telling the tragic stories you sometimes have to tell when you act.

    • 20 min
    Working live is the best confidence builder

    Working live is the best confidence builder

    Jeff explains why working live on stage is so important for the actor's growth and confidence.

    • 17 min
    Doubt is the wrecking ball of creativity

    Doubt is the wrecking ball of creativity

    Jeff discusses the best way to wrangle self doubt.

    • 24 min
    Theatre staging and storytelling

    Theatre staging and storytelling

    Here are some great tips on how to approach staging a play.

    • 27 min
    A new training program that culminates with four live performances

    A new training program that culminates with four live performances

    Jeff lays out an exciting new training program.

    • 17 min
    Thoughts on theatre acting and directing

    Thoughts on theatre acting and directing

    Jeff shares his thoughts on conventional theatre acting and directing and why it needs to change.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

Rosanna J ,

Straight to the point and good advice

I love Jeff’s no nonsense approach to the craft of acting. He provides a demystified point of view that is often lacking in acting training. His dry humor is also great! Jeff has a ton of experience in the industry and he shares real life anecdotes from what he sees other actors struggling with and talks us through how to approach similar issues by changing our perspective from acting to real life and allowing that to inform performance.

northway999 ,

A Breath Of Fresh Air.

Thank you Mr. Seymour! I’m a 19 year old actor in college and the way we’re taught as always confused me. Acting should be so complex. And your direction has lead me to become a much better artist. Thanks again! :)

Griverape ,

Keeps my head in the Game!

I love how Jeffrey explains so well the way an actor should work and focus on being themselves rather than planning to do the right thing. Very refreshing material!

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