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7 Reasons You Won’t Get the Theater Job

Career Tips for Actors: Seven Reasons Why You Won’t Get the Theatre Job

Executive/Artistic Director of the Creede Repertory Theatre, Maurice LaMee gives actors a crash course in the basics!

These tips will help you avoid common auditioning pitfalls. Follow these basics and you will be on your way to nailing the gig!

#7 – You Aren’t Right for the Role

Dear actors, as you probably know, this is the main reason you didn’t get the job. It is perhaps obvious, but it’s important to be compassionate towards your self in a business where rejection is the rule and getting the job is the exception. There is so much that you cannot control in the casting process. The competition is so fierce and the casting process is so subjective! At my company, the Creede Repertory Theatre, I generally only add one to four new company members a season and I generally audition over 1000 people for those several spots. In addition, I might receive an additional 1000 to 1500 unsolicited resumes via mail or email from actors. I’m looking for very specific types to fill those few spots. If you aren’t that type it’s unlikely you will even be considered. Zelda Fichandler wrote an intriguing article about non-traditional casting in American Theatre Magazine several years ago – but most producers aren’t there yet. Be kind to yourself, especially if you gave a really good audition. But also do your homework about what a theatre company or producer is looking for in its casting call. The following six items are things over which you do have control.

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Interview with Shelbie Bruce

In the Moment: Interview with Working Teen Actress Shelbie Bruce

In an age of truly terrific young actresses, Shelbie Bruce emerges with a body of work that is specific and commanding. Today, at 17 years of age, she gives riveting performances, much like she did in the blockbuster hit film “Spanglish.” At 10 years old, she joined Adam Sandler in her break out role as Read the Rest…

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Hosting Reels

Having a good reel is crucial to your hosting career. Good headshots and a strong resume will only get you so far. It’s your reel that Casting Directors use to determine whether or not they want to bring you in for an audition, or even better, a “general” meeting. I’ve cast several shows where I Read the Rest…

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Goal Setting Part1

7 Steps to Goal Setting for Filmmakers and Actors – Part 1

Why don’t we do it? Why don’t we set goals for ourselves? Is it because we think it’s only for businesses. After all, we’re creative. Surely goal setting doesn’t apply to us. Right?

That couldn’t be farther from the truth. You are a business. It’s imperative that you set goals for yourself.

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Joe Tremaine Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

On Monday, August 1, 2011, at the DanceLife Teacher Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona, Joe Tremaine was honored with the Dance Studio Life “Lifetime Achievement Award” Congratulations Joe! See more here: http://www.tremainedance.com/news/?news_id=267

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MasterTalentTeachers.com sweeps Readers’ Choice Awards

August 2011- In a never-before-seen Backstage Magazine Annual Readers’ Poll Result, The Master Talent Teachers have won a prodigious 6 out of 9 possible categories including:   Favorite Commercial Teacher and On-Camera: Carolyne Barry Favorite Comedy Teacher: Gerry Katzman Favorite Hosting Teacher: Maureen Browne Favorite Acting Class for Kids & Teens: Diane Christiansen Favorite Audition Read the Rest…

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