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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.

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...

25 Acting Truths I Learnt Too Late

I’ve been out of drama school for 6 years. And I have learnt a lot. Unfortunately I learnt a few way to late, and it’s cost me time, money and roles. Here are 23 acting...

How to tackle your acting career in 2019

It’s 2019. A brand new year, a fresh start, a chance to recalibrate and plan ahead. A chance to give your acting career a kick in the butt and get the ball rolling. Mindset First...

The Envy Advantage

I want to talk about something we don’t tend to want to talk about: Envy. Jealousy. Comparison. I know. Words and feelings we have been told to suppress and avoid like the plague, lest we...

Actor, How Will 2019 Be Different?

Year Of The Inner Child “To be an actor you have to be a child.” – Paul Newman The American Comedian and Actor, W.C. Fields, infamously said in Hollywood “Never work with animals or children”....

What to do in your first 6 months as an actor

Well, here we are. You’ve made the decision to pursue acting. Welcome to the tribe! I’m sure as soon as the euphoria wears off, the doubts and anxieties will start to creep in. What do...