“When a person attempts something intellectually or physically they usually succeed! Yet, most people imagine they will fail more often than succeed and never attempt what they want to do. What we do not do out of fear is experienced as failure.” – Karen Harvey’s Study of Self-esteem
“It is not the critic that counts. The credit belongs to the person who is actually in the arena; whose face is marked by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasm and great devotions, and spends themselves in a worthy cause, who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if they fail, at least fail while daring greatly; so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.” – Teddy Roosevelt
WARNING: There is no quick course to learn the craft of acting. There are no magicians/coaches who can help everyone in a short period of time. Each participant is uniquely different in their strengths, needs, and time lines.
It is like anything else you do with pride; you work and work at it slowly, building a solid foundation of tools and skills from which to advance your understanding and talent. It takes years to become a pro tennis champ, the professional pianist doesn’t learn to play in eight short hours, and the actor/actress likewise must dedicate themselves to their craft.
When you hear promises of instant access to your emotions, or that “you will be an amazing actor in as little as ….”
RUN – DON’T WALK!
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"Barbara Kite has vital enthusiasm for training actors and providing the tools for artistic, business, and personal growth. She has the knowledge, technique, and capabilities. I recommend her highly to anyone who wants to move to the next level of excellence in their work and life."
Professor, Acting/Directing; Resident Artist at Portland State University, founder and artistic director, Our Shoes are Red/The Performance Lab
"Barbara's workshop helped me focus my presentation and pace myself very effectively. Her attitude about public speaking as a natural extension of our own personality and genuineness is refreshing and enjoyable! With her encouragement, I was able to address a large professional group, and hold the audience's attention for a full-day training, feeling confident and relaxed. I heartily recommend work with Barbara for anyone who would like better skills and more fun out of speaking to groups."
Kate McNulty, LCSW
"Barbara delivered an amazing, inspirational address at a party that I hosted for 72 women where she shared with us her journey in living an authentic life. She kept it so real and said thoughts we all have but do not necessarily have the guts to say. It still stands out in my mind how many women stood up and shared themselves at this event. She so richly deserved the standing ovation that she received."