“Presence! Exploring ever deeper experiences of presence. Being in and surrendered to the now.”
By Dale Ricardo Shields
South Carolina (Colleton, County)
*BA – Theatre – University of South Carolina
*MFA – Acting – University of South Carolina
*Acting Fellow – Shakespeare Theatre (at the Folger) Washington, D.C.
*Postgraduate Researcher (Contemporary Shakespearean Performance) Warwick University – Coventry, England, UK
Stan Brown (Associate Professor/Voice Specialist) has worked as a professional actor, director, and voice/dialect coach in both the United States and the United Kingdom.
Advice to a young artist
Love yourself or at least admit that you don’t until you can figure out how to…and you better learn how to.
*If you know where you’re going then you’ve already been there.
*Your destination doesn’t exist until you arrive
Take your big risks early in your career (It sets a tone for later)
*There’s a lot to be said for not knowing where your next meal might come from. It certainly helps you to work up an appetite.
*Now is all there EVER is.
*Only compete with yourself
*Actions ALWAYS speak louder than words. Pay attention to whenever words and actions don’t match.
* Listen to your heart. It won’t always tell you what you want to hear but it will NEVER lie to you.”