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Factoring in Facial Expressions

Successfully auditioning means successfully projecting the proper facial expressions as you recite your lines.  You’ll want to connect with the piece before you in a way that these emotions will be reflected nonverbally.  If you read the script monotone or don’t add enough depth, it’ll be hard for an audience to find the performance believable. […]


When to Call It Quits at Your 9-5

Many actors and models have a “day job” when they’re first getting their start.  This is the consistent, often hourly gig that pays the bills – which is kind of important when you’re trying to make it in the industry.  You still have to be able to afford food and rent. However, there are a […]


Should You Do Stand-up, Improv, or Both?

Well, it depends.  Pursuing improv means being willing to stand up on stage and act out an unrehearsed scene, thinking on the spot and interjecting appropriate dialogue.  Stand-up, on the other hand, is largely compromised of pre-written and rehearsed jokes.  This doesn’t mean an audience member can’t throw off part of the show or give […]


Acting Survival Tips: The Essentials

It is possible to make it in show biz.  But there’s no way around it – making it big takes hard work.  If you have the drive for success and you’re determined to keep at it no matter one, half the battle is won.  Yet, truly “making it” takes industry know-how and a willingness to […]


What You Need to Know About Working at a Theme Park

If you’re looking for a seasonal acting gig, you may want to consider applying for a position at a theme park.  After all, in addition to your hourly wage, you’ll likely get nice-to-have perks such as free admission, parking validation, free or discounted food, and the ability to enjoy the attractions as often as you’d […]


Defining Your Type, and Being Willing to Adapt

If you want to be cast at your next audition, you’ll first have to understand the “type” of character(s) you can play.  This is based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to gender, physical appearance, personality, age range, and even occupation.  While you can work to move outside of your type, you’ll […]


Look for Opportunities Close to Home First

Opportunities for budding actors are closer than you may think.  You don’t have to live in an entertainment hotspot – at least not initially – to get booked.  Look closer to home first and start building your resume. One of the best ways to do this is to gather the contact information for businesses that […]


Big Break Stories from Big Stars

Every actor is looking for their “big break.”  But what does this mean, exactly?  Stars share there “big break” stories and what it means to “make it” in entertainment. Nicole Kidman was 15 when she landed “To Die For.”  The superstar said, “I kind of got antsy and was like, ‘Gosh I wish I had […]

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