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Acting Tips

Welcome to the Acting Tips section of the site. Listed here are all our latest Acting Tips. These tips are written by our core writers Andrew Hearle, Luke McMahon, Jim Harwood and James Waters as well as many others. All our writers are trained, professional actors. These guilt free acting snacks aim at helping actors develop their craft, rethink there personal methodology and inspire confidence.

If something works for you use it, if not don't try to force one of our acting tips to work; every actor is different. Please let us know your thoughts on any of the Acting Tips listed here. If you have a question about any element of your acting, let us know and we will endeavour to help you out in any way we can.

How to Make Bold Choices in Your Self-Tape

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 casting...

When Should I Get a New Headshot?

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...

What Happens in an Audition?

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...

How to Nail a Callback

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 an...

Guide to a Successful Rehearsal Process

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 be...

When to Get an Acting Agent

At StageMilk, we interact daily with actors of all ages and experience levels from all over the world. One of the most common goals for actors who are beginning their journey, regardless of age or...

How to Effectively Prepare for Rehearsals

The rehearsal room is our place to prepare for our upcoming performance. It is a safe space (hopefully) where we can play, experiment and work as actors to make our character as detailed and effective...

7 Ways to Get Back into Acting after a Break

Life, work, family, fortune, tragedy, chance, change: there are many reasons that you may find yourself taking a break from acting. Often, it’s a difficult thing to reckon with—such reasons are seldom within your control,...

How to Stay in Character

We do so much work getting into character, but how do troubleshoot that moment when you “drop out of character”. Getting back into the flow of things, physically, mentally and emotionally is difficult, especially when...

Come Back to Rehearsal Improved

Every time you work on a scene you need to come back improved. Directors love actors that move the rehearsal forward, not back....