TKActing Blog

“With your fellow actors and the audience, you’re trying to make a little better sense of the funny, scary, bewildering, business of being alive.”

– Terry Knickerbocker

The TKActing Blog is updated regularly to showcase acting news, film acting, theatre acting, audition tools, and inspiring advice for actors. Since starting our acting school in Industry City, Brooklyn, we continue to discover our students thriving in deeper ways. Terry Knickerbocker Studio champions the truest sense of camaraderie, passion, and commitment to the craft of acting. Check back regularly for all things TK.

The Life and Loss of William Esper

Mar 01, 2019

Contributed with Love and Gratitude by Terry Knickerbocker   Earlier this month, the art and craft of acting lost a giant, an icon and a true master. William Esper was a tireless and obsessive champion of excellence in actor training. He put his indelible mark on the instruments of so many of our very best […]

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10 Ways to See Theatre Cheaply in NYC

Feb 06, 2019

Contributed with Expertise by 2nd Year Student Allison Spence Brown   For those of us who are artists-in-training, money can be tight. We are hustling to pay rent, tuition, grocery bills, etc… It can feel overwhelming. Especially in a city like NYC.   We inevitably look for ways to cut spending: cooking at home, walking […]

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Particularization in Your Acting

Jan 07, 2019

Contributed with hindsight by 2nd Year student Allison Spence Brown Actors shouldn’t “Use it” in their particularization. But what does “Using It” Mean?   Let’s say you’re going through a tough time. Your mother is very ill and you are an emotional wreck, wracked with worry, sadness, guilt and panic. Now let’s pretend that while […]

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