Theater

What is an “Objective”?

What is an “Objective”? Objectives help actors make strong character choices and deliver more interesting performances. (by Tonya Taylor) An “Objective”, in acting, refers to something (or some things) a character wants and…

Quote of the Day: “When you play an evil man, look to see where he is good.” (Konstantin Stanislavski)

“When you play an evil man, look to see where he is good. When you play an old man, look to see where he is young”. (Konstantin Stanislavski) This quote from Konstantin Stanislavski…

Stella Adler: “If that is acting, I don’t want to do it.”

“Drawing on the emotions I experienced — for example, when my mother died — to create a role is sick and schizophrenic. If that is acting, I don’t want to do it.” (Stella…

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  • 7 Basic Facts about Actor Labor Unions

      7 Basic Facts about Actor Labor Unions (By AM Staff) Do you know why SAG merged with AFTRA? Do you know why Actor’s Equity Association was created? Do you know how unions…

    What is an “Audition”?

    What is an “Audition” (By AM Staff) An audition is a brief performance meant to demonstrate an actor’s suitability for an acting role that must be cast. Breaking it down: To fill an…

    Remembering Your Lines

    Top Ways to Remember Your Acting Lines The fastest ways to remember large scripts and monologues… Remembering lines can be one of the most challenging things for any actor, especially the lead. With…

    Visualization

    Visualization Why it’s so important to visualize your character… Probably first described by Anton Chekhov, visualization is, in many ways, essential for all great acting.  The character you play is usually not like…

    Acting Tip

    The Types of Actor Headshots

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

    Choosing A Monologue

    Choosing Your Monologue The most important component is your skill set…… Choosing a monologue can be a tricky trade. The monologue you choose could make the difference between getting the part and getting…

    Thespian Commandments II

    The Thespian Ten Commandments: Part 2 What better time to explore the balance of emotions that encompass acting (and it’s five remaining central rules) than at the Holiday Season. The personal, family and…

    Thespian Commandments I

    The Thespian Ten Commandments: Part 1 There are hundreds of “rules” to which an actor must adhere when performing. For sake of clarity and space, let’s narrow it down to ten, the first…