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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

6 Tips on Successful Artist Collaboration

The deeper you trek into the wilderness of an artistic career, the more likely it becomes that you will have to actually collaborate with other artists. (Hint: This trek will take you approximately five seconds and will snowball from there for the rest of your life. Or until you retire permanently from the arts and […]


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7 Tips to Speed Up Memorization

Whether you’re in a cold read or stepping in to an unexpected role, there are times when you will need to memorize lines at lightning speed. Below are some tips to help you get in the fast lane. Read through the material. Scene or feature length script, it’s always a good idea to get a […]


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Lift as You Climb: 5 Ways to Contribute to Your Artistic Community

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In the pursuit of our careers as artists, we tend to think a lot about individual needs. We focus on promoting ourselves, fighting for our own opportunities, and hustling to get ahead. All of this is good and necessary, but when you take a moment to consider the impact of the arts on society, there […]


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5 Questions to Answer Before You Say Yes


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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Featured Artist Series: Showcase Winner Aubrey J Marquez

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The more I speak with our showcase winners, the more I notice a pattern. These are not your cliched Hollywood darlings, blossoming in the shelter of a long line of silver screen veterans and cutting their teeth in major studios. Our success stories come from everywhere, from the “nowheres” of the U.S. They use their […]


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How to Get Acting Work When You Lack Formal Training

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Increasingly these days, actors are getting work through online calls and video submissions. The days of traveling to a big city to get an initial audition are rapidly fading into history. But taking control of your online presence as an actor can be intimidating. It’s easy to fall into the trap of imagining an infinite […]


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Acting Is… Stepping Into Someone Else’s Role – 5 Tips


Currently, I’m stepping into a professional first, and understudying for a theatre production. Through the process, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes to step into someone else’s artistic shoes. While this one might seem to speak more to the theatre nerds among you, the principles hold true for many situations…especially long running […]


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The Do’s and Dont’s of Social Media


As managing one’s acting career becomes increasingly digital, the lines between our social and professional lives are easily blurred. While maintaining a professional online presence is a subject often touched upon in these posts, navigating the waters of what is acceptable to advertize in your personal feed can be tricky. Here are some tips to […]


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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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