One of my recent students could summon tears to her eyes instantly and very effectively. She seemed to do it with no particular effort. It was pretty amazing to see, and she was demonstrating a rather impressive party trick. But is this necessary?
Handling a theatre director you are working with can often be a tricky business. Fortunately, today, many directors are less "old school" in their technique of working with actors - but ultimately they have a job to do, and they will do it by whatever means will make the finished production work.
It's interesting just how many actors and performers I hear who want to talk to me about how to get rid of stage fright. You know, that nervous-"Oh God, I'm going to be sick"-pit-of-the-stomach-twisting anxiety that suddenly takes grip just before going on stage?
So, you have worked hard, you’ve had a successful audition and finally landed yourself on a contract? Congratulations on getting there! However, before you sign on the dotted line, you have got some work to do.
What actors do on stage and screen (in terms of character) is a result of interpretation of the script by the director and the actor him/herself. Directors have a vision about the story in the play or screenplay and expect the actors to convert that vision into reality.
Personal finance is one topic which is a matter of concern for all of us. It becomes even more difficult for an actor to manage his or her money and make sure that everything goes smooth by the end of the month.
If you've decided that acting is what you want to do, and you really want to make a living at it, and not have to take in other kinds of work as well, it's quite likely that you are going to need an acting agent to represent you and assist you in finding work.
No matter where you are in your career, there is always room for improvement. In acting, it's all about the characters and being able to put your own characteristics away for that character. How do you go about doing that successfully every time?
One of the hardest, and most gut-wrenching, elements of being an actor is facing audition rejection. "What went wrong?" and "Why did I fail?" race through our minds. All too often we beat ourselves up over not picking up the role we worked so hard for...
When you make the decision to take the plunge into the world of acting and theatre, it can seem incredibly daunting. Where to begin? How to start? -- Here I try to get your foot on the first rung of the ladder