Hello dear friends! ‘Tis the season for auditioning… So, are you bringing your ‘A’ game? Auditioning is a skill. It’s a learned practice that gets better with time, and something we can constantly be studying and improving on. Don’t enter the room feeling unsafe, uncomfortable and under-prepared! The following are my preferred tips and tricks for nailing an audition:
As usual, I was struck by the idea of writing this post because of making another mistake. One great thing about my mistakes is that you can learn from them! I’ve had several Los Angeles based agents shut me out of a potential meeting due to sending emails with attachments. Did you know this was a thing? When on the lookout for an agent, it’s common to throw your resume and head shot into the bottom of the email and hit ‘send’, without giving it a second thought; but this could be steering people away from even opening your submission! Read more
This is such a sensitive subject for me, and many other actors that I know. Many of us will never have the desire to quit our day jobs, however for others it’s all we think about. Acting can be an excellent hobby and source of income, but for those of us who reach a little further than that-we desire it to be a full time career.
There are many benefits to acting full time; you no longer need to worry about having enough time to study and devote yourself to your role, and you would now have the ability to focus one hundred percent of your energy on your project. This means more time for auditions, prep, class work, marketing and social media to promote yourself, etc.
But, you need to be prepared to make this decision. Here is some advice that may help you determine whether or not you are ready: Read more