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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.

Should I Take an Acting Class?

Well should you? Should you challenge yourself in a safe and exciting environment? Should you have fun and meet like-minded individuals? And while you’re at it, develop important performance and life skills? You can probably...

How to Communicate as an Actor

You want to hear the one piece of advice we give at StageMilk more than anything else? “Communicate with your fellow actor.” Simple as that. In fact, it’s so simple, it’s often the one thing...

Benefits of Scene Study for Actors

Looking for something to improve your acting skills? Searching for something you can do with your peers/friends? Crossing all your fingers and toes that it’s cheap-to-free? Well you are in luck, because today we are...

Different Ways to Learn Lines as an Actor

Ever had the actor’s dream? Not one where you’re naked onstage. Not the one where the audience is naked (jeez, there’s a lot for Freud to unpack in the actor brain…) We’re talking about the...

How to Raise the Stakes in your Acting

“Nice performance, really well acted … but any chance you can raise the stakes a little bit?” It’s a fairly common piece of feedback for an actor to get—especially from a director or casting director...

The Power of Stillness in Acting

I remember the first time where the power of acting really moved me in ways I never expected. I was a teenager watching, Good Will Hunting for the first time, and I witnessed the magnificence...

How to Act Well with Bad Writing

A new script falling into your hands is one of the most exciting parts of the acting journey. It represents a new start—whether it be an audition side, a theatre piece, or a full 90...

How to Avoid Over-Acting

“To be!? Or not! To be!?” I shouted at the top of my lungs—using all of my projection skills, hands waving in the air like I was trying to hail a taxi. “Whether ’tis nobler...

How I got into Drama School in the UK

Having just come out of the drama school audition process successfully, I know how nerve-wracking it is. That said, I now know how to handle it. It’s not just an audition—which would be hard enough...