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Dreamwork as Acting Tool

Posted by on Jun 25, 2017

Dreamwork as Acting Tool

By Hunter Lee Hughes It’s no accident that notable filmmakers and painters, writers and even musicians have all drawn on their dreams to inspire their work. At a dinner party here in L.A., I met an acclaimed author who sets her alarm for 3 a.m. each morning so that she’s still half-asleep and esconsenced in dreams while she’s writing. Paul McCartney famously heard the title...

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StoryAtlas 3.0

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017

StoryAtlas 3.0

Major change is coming to StoryAtlas! I’ll explain the process that lies ahead for the studio, but first, I want to look back at our remarkable evolution, to put this new phase in perspective. When I founded StoryAtlas in 2013, our first instructive offering was a men’s only class called “Actors as Emotional Athletes” that included a small but incredible group of artists,...

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Mauricio Soto is March honoree for StoryAtlas

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017

Mauricio Soto is March honoree for StoryAtlas

Our latest five-week StoryAtlas acting cycle was the second in our series of three “Shadow Power” classes, on the topic of Hero Worship. We had a remarkable group of actors! We give two honors every month. One is chosen based on the quality of the final performance (EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE AWARD). The other is based on our observation of the actor’s growth and insight into the...

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Sarah Connine and Shereen Khan are January StoryAtlas honorees

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017

Sarah Connine and Shereen Khan are January StoryAtlas honorees

Our first StoryAtlas cycle of the year started with a four-week investigation of the dreamscapes of our actors, culminating in an Open House performance of the scenes they developed using this innovative approach. We honor two actors every month. One is chosen based on the quality of the final performance (EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE AWARD). The other is based on our observation of the actor’s...

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Richie Lillard and Shereen Khan are StoryAtlas honorees for December

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017

Richie Lillard and Shereen Khan are StoryAtlas honorees for December

We closed out StoryAtlas 2016 with a four-week workshop on the topic of, “Overcoming Your Acting Weakness.” We had a remarkable group of actors! We honor two actors every month. One is chosen based on the quality of the final performance (EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE AWARD). The other is based on our observation of the actor’s growth and insight into the topic over the entire four-week class...

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Camille Carida and Daniel Berilla are StoryAtlas honorees for September

Posted by on Oct 4, 2016

Camille Carida and Daniel Berilla are StoryAtlas honorees for September

This past Sunday, we closed out yet another cycle of StoryAtlas, this time on the topic of, “Genre Study: Sci-Fi.” We had a remarkable group of actors and a fascinating topic! We honor two actors every month. One is chosen based on the quality of the final performance (EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE AWARD). The other is based on our observation of the actor’s growth and insight into the topic over...

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StoryAtlas founder Hunter Lee Hughes scores award at Breckenridge Film Festival

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016

StoryAtlas founder Hunter Lee Hughes scores award at Breckenridge Film Festival

On behalf of his feature film directorial debut “Guys Reading Poems,” StoryAtlas founder Hunter Lee Hughes accepted the “Creativity in Drama” award at the 36th annual Breckenridge Film Festival this past Saturday. Quick-thinking actor and friend Rex Lee managed to shoot Hunter’s acceptance moment with his I-phone! And here it is. Congrats to all the winners and...

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Meditations on Acting, Part 1: Acting and Athletics

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016

Meditations on Acting, Part 1: Acting and Athletics

By Hunter Lee Hughes Certainly, the pursuit of an athletic career is not the perfect metaphor for the pursuit of an acting career. But there are striking similarities in key aspects of the livelihoods that I believe are worth examining to enhance and deepen an actor’s understanding of his craft. A poet writes a poem, a sculptor makes a sculpture, a photographer snaps a picture, but an...

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Marsha Morgan and Pam Paulson are StoryAtlas honorees for August

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016

Marsha Morgan and Pam Paulson are StoryAtlas honorees for August

This past Sunday, we closed out yet another cycle of StoryAtlas, this time on the topic of, “Creating Chemistry.” We had a remarkable group of actors and a seriously sexy topic! We honor two actors every month. One is chosen based on the quality of the final performance (EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE AWARD). The other is based on our observation of the actor’s growth and insight into the topic over...

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Camille Carida and Erin Haught are StoryAtlas honorees for July

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016

Camille Carida and Erin Haught are StoryAtlas honorees for July

This past Sunday, we closed out yet another cycle of StoryAtlas, this time on the topic of, “Developing Original Material.” We had a remarkable group of actors and a unique collaboration this month with Hollywood Shorts! We honor two actors every month. One is chosen based on the quality of performance (EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE AWARD). The other is based on our observation of the actor’s growth...

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Marsha Morgan & Eduardo Torres are StoryAtlas Honorees for June

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016

Marsha Morgan & Eduardo Torres are StoryAtlas Honorees for June

This past Sunday, we closed out yet another cycle of StoryAtlas, this time on the topic of, “Genre Study: Mystery/Suspense.” We had a remarkable group of actors and they did extremely well with tense subject matter. We honor two actors every month. One is based on the quality of performance the final night (EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE AWARD). The other is based on our observation of the actor’s...

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Leah Cevoli, Jorgie Goico and David Charles are StoryAtlas Honorees for May

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016

Leah Cevoli, Jorgie Goico and David Charles are StoryAtlas Honorees for May

This past Sunday, we closed out yet another cycle of StoryAtlas, this time on the topic of, “The Monologue.” We had a remarkable group of actors and they rose to the intimidating challenge of performing alone. We honor two actors every month. One is chosen by the panel of industry guests based on the quality of performance the final night (EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE AWARD). The other is based on...

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Leah Cevoli and Michael Coghlan are StoryAtlas Honorees for April

Posted by on Jun 21, 2016

Leah Cevoli and Michael Coghlan are StoryAtlas Honorees for April

This past Sunday, we closed out yet another cycle of StoryAtlas, this time on the topic of, “Drunk & High: Creating a Hot Mess.” We had a remarkable group of actors and a fun (but deceptively difficult!) topic. We honor two actors every month. One is chosen based on the quality of performance on the final night (EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE AWARD). The other is based on...

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Ronnie Kroell & Soledad Torres are StoryAtlas Honorees for March

Posted by on Mar 29, 2016

Ronnie Kroell & Soledad Torres are StoryAtlas Honorees for March

This past Sunday, we closed out yet another cycle of StoryAtlas, this time on the topic of, “Character Study – The Law: Cops, Criminals & Court.” We had a remarkable group of actors and a heavily requested topic, due to all the procedurals our actors see. We honor two actors every month. One is chosen by the panel of industry guests based on the quality of work the final...

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Martin Matamoros & Ronnie Kroell are StoryAtlas February Honorees

Posted by on Feb 24, 2016

Martin Matamoros & Ronnie Kroell are StoryAtlas February Honorees

This past Sunday, we closed out yet another cycle of StoryAtlas, this time on the topic of, “Creating Realistic Fear & Suspicion.” We had a remarkable group of actors and a terrifying topic. We honor two actors every month. One is chosen by the panel of industry guests based on the quality of performance the final night (EXCELLENCE IN PERFORMANCE AWARD). The other is based on...

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StoryAtlas Honorees…

Posted by on Feb 20, 2016

StoryAtlas Honorees…

At StoryAtlas, we honor actors at the end of each cycle for both excellence and growth. We began honoring actors in September, 2015. At that time, StoryAtlas founder Hunter Lee Hughes chose one actor every month that epitomized the goals of the studio. In January, 2016, we evolved to give two separate honors each month, one chosen for their excellence in performance on the final night of the...

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