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Rachel Frawley

Rachel Frawley is an actor living in Atlanta. She holds a B.F.A. in Theatre from Michigan State University (with cognates in Music and Professional Writing) and is an Apprentice Company graduate from the Atlanta Shakespeare Co. She also works as an education artist for local theatres, which have included the Shakespeare Tavern and Aurora Theatre. For more information, visit her website at www.rachelfrawley.com

FEATURED ARTIST SERIES: Rob Lobosco and Creating Your Own Opportunities

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Sometimes, as an artist, inspiration can be overwhelming, while opportunities seems scarce. What do do when you’re brimming with ideas that no one wants to hear? Create space for them yourself. Rob Lobosco, this week’s subject of our Featured Artist Series, is no stranger to that concept. He lived in Brunswick till he was ten, […]

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How to Improve Your ESSENTIAL Networking Skills

Networking is essential to creating a name for yourself as an actor, and that is why for this week’s CIT Flashback Friday blog post we are revisiting the article ‘How to Improve your Networking.’ “But I just want to act,” your inner artist voice laments. “I’m not good at networking. It feels fake. I’m socially […]

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Featured Artist Series: Ilai Swindells

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In a world that technology seems to render ever smaller, with ever-multiplying opportunities, it can be hard for an artist to find focus and clarity. Actors at all stages of their careers can struggle trying to find the “right” path, their career niche. Too often, that search paralyzes rather than motivates. In the interest of […]

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5 Essential Things to Teach Your Child Actor

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We talk a lot on this blog about how to further your own career, but what if you’ve got a young rising star at home? Being the parent of a child who is interested in starting their acting career early is a difficult road to navigate, especially if you have limited experience in the industry. […]

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5 Questions to Answer Before You Say Yes

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We’ve talked before about red flags, and reasons to turn a project down, but sometimes it can be equally difficult to know when to accept work. As artists, we’re often swamped with pleas from friends and colleagues to all but donate time for this web short or that indie project, and it can be hard […]

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5 Self-Care Techniques that Will Better Your Acting Career

A career in acting can be grueling, to say the least. The insane hours, constant rejection, the and psychological strain that stems from an utter lack of job security will eventually take it’s toll. Whether you’re soldiering through a relentless schedule on set or hustling to snag endless auditions, burn-out is right around every corner.But […]

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Six Steps to Get Your Way (Without Being a Diva)

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Actors and performers attract a lot of stereotypes, and, despite our winsomely bleached smiles and inherent charm, not all of those stereotypes are positive. Today we are going to tackle one of the most enduring loaded labels ever to be muttered behind an actor’s back: DIVA. While this term has many connotations, it likely inspires […]

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6 Tips for Stressed-Out Actors Juggling Day Jobs

Day jobs and actors go together like peanut butter and jelly in an overworked sandwich. When you’re in the “hustling” phase of your career (Spoiler: That’s pretty much all of it), you’re going to need some strategies in place so that you have space to create your art, and also money. So you can, like, eat, […]

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Honesty in Performance

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Honesty is a hot topic in the acting world. Actors, directors, and critics alike love to talk about it: how to attain it, whether it existed in various performances (and in what measure), and whether or not it can be taught. But, like many concepts in an actor’s repertoire, honesty is a nebulous and subjective […]

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Bold Choices: Make Them Remember You

As actors, I feel like we are constantly being told to make “bold choices.” The phrase has become shorthand for directors, auditors, casting directors, instructors, and even fellow actors. It is generally accepted to be a positive thing, a thing you definitely should do, but how does one harness the power of such a nebulous […]

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