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Tips for Theatre and Acting: 7 Reasons Why You Won’t Get the Job

#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! Continue Reading →

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Master Talent Teachers Two Veteran Theatre Directors Share What They Value Most in Theatre Actors

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Lynn Stallings

Theatre and Puppetry Workshop: Try It All, Part 1

Try Everything! Actors don’t need to know everything about anything BUT they DO need to know something about everything. The more you know, the more interesting a human being you are. Interesting people get hired more often. So, knowledge REALLY is power.

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Theatre and Acting Workshop: Preparing a Scene, Part 1

Preparing A Scene Part 1 “The Moment Before” by: Lynn Stallings Magic happens when your character has a full and engaging life. Have that life begin before your scene and you’ll engage the audience instantly. Have you ever watched a performance and felt like it took the actor a while to get into character? To Read the Rest…

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Stage Parents – The Good, The Bad And The Downright Scary

There is nothing more powerful or important than finding what you love to do and then actually doing it. Y our child may have found that passion in the performing arts. As the parent of a “show-biz kid”, you’re embarking on an exciting and daunting adventure!

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Observations On Monologues For The Theatre and Acting

My first observation about monologues is that they suck! Monologues are a defective tool casting directors and producers use in the audition process that are only partially useful in determining whether actors are capable in their craft.

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Rehearsal Technique for Audition: Bringing Your Work To Life, Part 2

Pam Berlin and Billy Carden work with and direct some of the greatest theatre actors of our generation. They share many insightful observations about the rehearsal process in the accompanying video to this text. In Part 2, several compelling ideas were discussed.

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Rehearsal Technique for Auditions: Bringing Your Work To Life, Part 1

So you got the job. You’re excited to get started and you want to make a great impression. This is a particularly natural and appropriate place to want to begin a rehearsal process. This instinct to impress, however, is often contrary to the work that needs to happen in rehearsal and the preparation for that Read the Rest…

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