Acting Tips

Check Your Ego at the Door, But Bring Your Confidence into the Audition Room

  Check your ego at the door, but always bring your confidence into the audition room. And bring lots of it! The audition process, in many ways, is like the job interview process….

Why Natural Actors Still Need Training

Why Natural Actors Still Need Training While an actor might be a natural performer, he or she is also a human being. (Jim Webb) ____________________________________________________________________________ Training is vital to the actor’s life. Being…

When you speak words you don’t truly understand, you are not truly acting.

When you speak words you don’t truly understand, you are not truly acting. So, pull out your dictionary or get busy on Wikipedia and find out the answer… (by Jim Webb) ____________________________________________________________________________ When…

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  • Don’t Be Afraid to Politely Ask for an Audition Do-Over

    Don’t Be Afraid to Politely Ask for an Audition Do-Over The goal is not to be nice, the goal is to leave the audition room feeling good about the performance you put on…

    Local Hire Can Mean Playing with Fire

    Local Hire Can Mean Playing with Fire Why risk it? It’s probably much safer to get creative about discovering new acting opportunities where you live. (by Tonya Tannenbaum) ________________________________________________________________________________ Having family or friends,…

    3 Great New Year’s Resolutions for Actors

    3 Great New Year’s Resolutions for Actors Here are some great New Year’s resolutions you should strive to keep, if you haven’t already achieved them (by James Webb) ________________________________________________________________________________________________ We are a few…

    4 Great Reasons to Audition with Your Sides In Your Hands

    4 Great Reasons to Audition with Your Sides In Your Hands Question: Now that you are off-book, should you bring your sides into the audition room with you? Should you use them during…

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    The Types of Actor Headshots

    Learn more about the different ways actors use headshots to market themselves! Learn More

    Beware Career Advice From Family During the Holidays

    Beware Career Advice From Family During the Holidays (by Carmichael Phillips) Going home for the holidays can be a social minefield for actors, sometimes. It can be replete with uncomfortable stares, snide remarks,…

    Don’t focus on how you say your lines. Focus on why.

      Don’t focus on HOW you say your lines. Focus on WHY you say your lines. Once you understand your character’s “why”, you will naturally emphasize words based on that “why” (by Tonya…

    Make sure that YOU are the star of your headshot.

      Make sure that YOU are the star of your headshot. (by Webby) Is it time for you to get new headshots? Fantastic! If you are a new actor getting headshots for the…