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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 approach a one-day role on set

If you’re auditioning for film and TV, it’s more than likely that your first job or two will likely be a one-dayer, a day-player or also known as a 50-worder. This is a part that...

5 ways to piss off a director

Directors – they have been kind enough and perceptive enough to give you a gig, best decision of their lives right? Well, maybe and maybe not. There are definitely some behaviours from actors that can...

How to stop feeling like you’re ‘Acting’

It’s a horrible feeling, being on a job or in an audition and thinking to yourself, ‘Holy moly there’s a lot of acting going on here’ or ‘I’m not doing enough’ or ‘Reign it in!...

Is acting just about confidence?

This month we’ve been exploring the work of Anthony Meindl in StageMilk Drama Club. Anthony calls his process the ”non-method” way of acting, emphasising that his process uses no substitutions, sense memory, or repetition. So...

Talking down the self-talk

The most powerful influence over our feelings, thoughts and actions are our own words: the things that voice in our head says to us. We actors often find ourselves in our heads, stressed, overthinking and...

50 Great Acting Quotes

Okay here we go, 50 of the greatest acting quotes we’ve ever come across. And we’ll always be adding more and more to the list… Enjoy! Philip Seymour Hoffman “Study, find all the good teachers...

Vancouver Acting Agents

Please note this list is not exhaustive. There are many more agents in Vancouver than this, but these are the ones we looked at primarily. Here we go, a list of acting agents in Vancouver!...

5 Things I learnt from Steppenwolf

In June of 2018, I spent four amazing days with Audrey Francis and Amy Morton from the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. It was their first time in Australia teaching a variation of Meisner technique...

What to expect at a Film or TV audition

Film and TV auditions are the big ones when it comes to career progression as an actor. More than anything else success here can have a roll-on effect to other jobs. As with all auditions,...

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...