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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.

What to expect at a theatre audition

Theatre is a broad church: ranging from musicals and opera through to schmick main stage productions and big theatres to tiny, hole in the wall, black boxes with auteur directors smelling of cigarettes and essential...

What to expect at a commercial audition

Commercials are an actors bread and butter. They are a big cash earner and the most common thing you will audition for, especially early in your career. They also require a unique style of performance...

Should you take that theatre gig?

So you’ve auditioned for a show, maybe you laid down a self-test, maybe you smashed a callback, maybe a mate just called and was like “You’re the voice, try and understand it.” Whatever the case,...

18 Ways to be a Happier Actor

We’ve all been there. Nothing’s going your way, you’re exhausted, and you just can’t be bothered to help yourself anymore. Oh, and you just spilt yoghurt all over the floor. We thought we’d write a...

Bamboo: Tree of Unexpected Actor Wisdom

Before I set off on this extended metaphor of an actor as bamboo, let me just acknowledge the irony of this comparison and get that out of the way. Yes, we have all been asked...

The Challenges of Acting

There are many different acting challenges, but I wanted to work though some of those that I have faced everyday as an actor and a teacher. Each of us are blessed with strengths. Some actors...

Budgeting for Actors

Living paycheque-to-paycheque is stressful. I’ve been doing it for the past 5 years, and it absolutely sucks. Being financially unstable kind of goes hand in hand with pursuing a creative career. So we need to...