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StageMilk is an acting and theatre information site that offers a range of resources and information for students, actors, writers and theatre lovers. The site was established in early 2012 and has strived since it’s inception to offer quality information that is simple and easy to understand. We currently receive around 40,000 visitors every month.

The site focuses on the following key areas: Acting Articles, Acting Resources, Useful Lists, Shakespeare information, How to Guides, Acting Tips and most recently our Let’s Talk Acting (Podcast) which frequently featured on the iTunes podcast charts. Within each section there is an array of information, and the site is constantly being updated and developed to insure the highest quality.

Who is Stage Milk?

I am. My name is Andrew Hearle, and after four years behind the veil of anonymity I have revealed myself. Be kind. I started StageMilk whilst studying Acting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. I would often trawl the internet, getting frustrated at the lack of information available on acting. The few websites I could find for monologues, articles or advice were often poorly put together, or overflowing with tacky adverts, and you would often feel obliged to run an anti-virus scan on your computer after each visit. So with the help of my brother Richard, an experienced web-designer, we started StageMilk. The goal was to create a simple, easy to use site that offered all the resources I was looking for as an actor, and so that’s what we did. What started out as a little passion project has grown into one of the biggest acting websites in the world!

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I remain the co-ordinator of the site, and work with a small, but talented team of writers from around the world. My key partner on StageMilk is Luke McMahon, another Sydney based actor who studied Acting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Luke has worked professionally on stage and in film, working most recently with Mel Gibson on his upcoming blockbuster Hacksaw Ridge.

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We always seek to have our information and lists validated by industry professionals to insure quality, and we are always fine tuning our site. Our Mission is to offer clear, concise and easy to access information to help benefit actors and theatre makers around the world.

I desperately want to hear more from all my visitors, so if you want to ask a question or contribute an article or even if it’s just an idea for the site, please shoot me an email. I read them all!

How to get around

Stage Milk offers a wide range of information. So how can you use it all to your advantage? Well this is how… We have a section dedicated to Shakespeare, which includes monologues, lists and information on the Bard. We also have a range of articles written by both the StageMilk team and other contributors. We also have a fantastic collection of useful lists for everything from best acting schools to best playwrights of all time. I recommend just taking some time to explore. As I mentioned above the site is constantly evolving, so you’re always best to dig around and find some great insights into acting.

Contribute

On each page there is a ‘Leave a Reply’ section. If you disagree with us, or want to start a discussion around any of the topics raised in a particular article or list, please do. You can also contact us directly and let us know what it is you want from the site. If you are interested in reviewing or writing for Stage Milk contact us via the contact page.