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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.

Money, Money, Money

At the risk of sounding like an exceptionally provocative and rebellious human (that description will elicit some chuckles from people who know me), I’m here to talk about yet another somewhat awkward topic amongst us...

Lessons from a Top Casting Director

A little while ago I had the privilege of interviewing top casting director, Stevie Ray (McGregor Casting). Stevie shared some invaluable insights into auditioning, showreels, and how to have a lasting acting career. I wanted...

What’s holding you back?

I often find myself in conversations with actors which involve a lot of “buts”…. “I’m doing really well, but I’m just not getting any auditions,” “I want to get more work, but I can’t afford...

Chasing authenticity in your career, life and performance

Lately, I keep coming back to authenticity. And the idea that all artists, especially performance artists such as ourselves, should always be chasing authenticity in performance, our life and career. Career It’s your career, no...

Finding that Naive Love for Acting

I fell out of love with acting when I graduated drama school 6 years ago. OK, I didn’t fall out of love, but something changed. I was graduating from WAAPA, and had a tough time...

Why do you want to be an actor?

Lately I’ve been contemplating what keeps me going as an actor. What is it that pushes me to continue pursuing this challenging career? I think it’s a question worth considering, and so pull up a...

How to get the most out of acting class

“Once you stop learning, you start dying”- Albert Einstein Learning, and being in class, is the best thing any actor can do. Never think you’ve “got it” – the craft of acting is elusive, every-changing...

9 skills that benefit you as an actor

Acting training should always come first – gaining confidence in performance, exploring different characters, vocal and physical flexibility, breaking down scripts – all invaluable skills that should be practiced and honed daily. But sometimes your...

16 Plays It’s Embarrassing You Haven’t Read

Despite the belittling title, this article isn’t to make you feel bad. There are a lot of talented and passionate actors out there who are simply not reading or watching plays. There are probably a...

5 Smart Actor Snacks

Usually at StageMilk we talk about providing “acting snacks” – as in quick tips, advice and digestible info – this time, Tahlia is LITERALLY giving you some acting snacks! There are a few invaluable resources...