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  • Bold Acting Choices

    How to Make Bold Choices in Your Self-Tape

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    Have you ever pondered the question: what the heck is a “bold choice” and how do I make one in a self-tape? If this question sounds familiar, you’re in the right place. Teachers and...

  • Writing comedy

    Writing Comedy

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    When it comes to the blank page: there’s nothing quite so exciting or challenging as comedy. It requires knowledge, experience, careful planning and excellent structuring—and yet, the desired result is often the exact opposite...

  • acting status

    How to Play Status as an Actor

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    Conflict is the essence of drama. Conflict is generated by status, as characters scramble over one another to reach the top of their food chain. Status is everywhere in storytelling. In every scene or relationship,...

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    How to Nail a Callback

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    A callback! Holy Guacamole folks, this is huge. Congratulations. We’re talking about a huge and exciting step forward in our audition experience. A callback is a huge leap closer to securing a role in...

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    Guide to a Successful Rehearsal Process

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    Rehearsal. What a crazy time. A rehearsal process, particularly in theatre, can be wonderful, terrifying, challenging, highly emotional, unbelievably funny and can push us way out of our comfort zones. Today we’re going to...

Acting Information and Resources

Sonnet 3

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The third of all of Shakespeare’s sonnets and the third in the Fair Youth phase. In this sonnet, we have the Poet saying to the Fair Youth that they should have a child in an...

When Should I Get a New Headshot?

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A good headshot should do two things and serve one purpose. It should (1) give people an accurate shot of your fantastic head in professional lighting, and (2) give people a pill-sized version of you...

Writing Comedy

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When it comes to the blank page: there’s nothing quite so exciting or challenging as comedy. It requires knowledge, experience, careful planning and excellent structuring—and yet, the desired result is often the exact opposite of...

What Happens in an Audition?

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Perhaps you’ve landed on this page because you’re new to the business of acting, or perhaps you’re in the early stages of your career and you want to cross-check to see if your auditions are...