Performing Arts

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21
Dec

What’s the Best Way to Get Into a Musical Theatre Career?

I regularly receive questions like this on Twitter and Facebook... Here I answer a question about breaking into Musical Theatre
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06
Jun

Don’t Get Ripped Off – Acting Scams

It is a sad truth that people are always going to exploit the needs (and dreams) of other people.
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03
Jun

AmDram Societies – Competition for Professional Industry?

Amateur dramatics form a vital and vibrant arm of the performing arts industries providing evenings of entertainment, hard-hitting drama and resurrections of long-since-forgotten plays up and down the country – theatre by the community for their community.
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20
Apr

Performing Arts – Working Classes Excluded?

When it comes to politics and economics, it is fair to say that the arts have been hit badly in more recent years. Performing arts training is high up there at the moment in the spiralling costs of higher education -
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03
Apr

Censorship & Postmodern Theatre

Postmodern performances do not propose ways of intervening these realities, but simply illustrate their existence and raise awareness. The more challenging and risqué the subject matters become, the more susceptible the performance is to censorship.
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10
Mar

Don’t Know Where to Start Your Acting Journey?

Here I provide five powerful and (let's be honest) pretty-much-common-sense tips for potential future actors who are just about to begin their performing arts career journey...
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14
Aug

DV8 & Taboo Relationships – A Postmodern Perspective

Like the postmodern works of Bausch, Wilson, Brecht and Artaud, DV8 strive to create a medium that, while being radical, is accessible to wide audience.
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23
Jul

Pina Bausch & Her Postmodernist Theatre of Experience

Following from Robert Wilson’s postmodern Theatre of Visuals, we can now explore further artists and companies who demonstrate highly postmodern styles.
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04
Apr

Robert Wilson’s Theatre of Visuals (postmodernism in practice)

Now that we have investigated some of the basic principles in Postmodern Theatre through how deconstruction can provide opportunities for opening interpretation we can start to explore some postmodern theatre that can be described as postmodern in practice.
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30
Jan
29
Jan

Ten Things To Check Before Signing That Contract

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.
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13
Jan

Being Hungry for a Career in Theatre

Being Hungry for a Career in Theatre sparked some serious debate when I first posted it on my former site, and it is with regret that I still see this as a problem...
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09
Jan

Managing Your Money As An Actor

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.
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23
Oct

Start Finding an Agent

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.
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21
Oct

What to Wear for an Audition

One of the biggest things that those who are heading out to audition for the first few times aren't certain of, and have a lot of stress over, is what is the right thing to wear for your audition.
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20
Oct

Some Pointers on Becoming an Actor

Do you know why you want to act? Are you aware of where you need to be? Find out more here...
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18
Oct

Are You Getting Acting Jobs From Your Mail-Outs?

Very often an actor or actress will send out their mailings to casting agents or talent agents and hear nothing back. This is a waste of your time, and in fact a waste of your money, and when you're beginning in acting, who has money to waste?
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15
Oct

The Vital Importance Of The Headshot

The Headshot, The 10by8, The 10x8 - however you want to title it, here I discuss why the Headshot is the most important tool in a performer's toolkit
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14
Oct

You’re New To Acting – What To Expect…

As my mum always used to say: forewarned is forearmed. It is essential that you understand the career you are embarking on. So what can you expect as a newbie to the world of acting?
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04
Oct

Do You Want To Be Famous? Or Do You Want To Work In Theatre?

Do you desire fame - and all the perceived glories that come with it? Or would you prefer to keep getting work and live a long life in the theatre as a professional and skilled crafts-person?
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28
Sep

Self-Confidence to Work in the Theatre

Would you describe yourself as confident? Many people working in theatre ironically suffer from confidence issues. Here I discuss how self-confidence can be boosted and re-defined to achieve a better approach to your work in theatre...
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14
Sep

The Big Question: How To Become An Actor

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
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