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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

How to Write an Actor’s Resume: Part I


Writing and maintaining a resume can be overwhelming. Endless possibilities and ever-evolving industry preferences can make for a thankless and seemingly Sisyphean task. But do not lose hope! A few simple tips can serve as a great foundation for a lifetime of rewrites and rebranding! Coincidentally, many of those incredibly useful tips can be found […]


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6 Looks You Should Have on Your Online Profile


Crafting an online presence is tough. Headshots are an investment, and trying to decide what looks to feature on Cast It Talent or your personal website can be overwhelming. To help you decide, here are six different looks every actor can use to catch a casting director’s eye. Commercial. This is your basic headshot. Sunny, universal, […]


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5 Resolutions to Boost Your Acting Career In the New Year


New Year, new you, right? While it’s always good to stay on top of your game, we all let things slide. The post-holiday slump is the perfect time to throw yourself back into your acting career with renewed vigor. So to start off the new year right, here are some resolutions that can get you […]


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5 Non-Acting Classes that will Improve Your Acting

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The education of an actor is unending. This is both exhilarating from an academic standpoint and daunting from a financial one. But often, actors get so focused on studio classes, text coaching, and audition masterclasses that they neglect their broader education. The scope of the modern film and television show is epic, and requires not […]


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5 Tips to Keep You Sharp During Slow Seasons

Whether auditions have slowed to a trickle, or the temptations of the holidays are making you drag your heels, “off seasons” can be brutal on both morale and income. Here are some tips to keep you sharp in the slow times. 1) Make Sure You’re Self-Submitting. It’s easy to kick back and wait for your […]


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Featured Artist Series: Anthony John Thomas and How to Overcome a Late Start Acting Career

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Sometimes life can sidetrack your acting career. When that happens, it is easy to become discouraged, to feel rusty and overwhelmed at the thought of jumping back in the game. But as showcase winner Anthony John Thomas demonstrates, with the right cocktail of perseverance, hard work, and courage, success can come around any corner. Anthony […]


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Featured Artist Series: Justin Phillip On Leaning into Success

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After seeing his tweet that he booked an audition the day after signing up for Cast It Talent, we interviewed Justin Phillip to get his take on the business and how to get one’s career rolling. Justin is the picture of a self-made career, though acting wasn’t always his primary goal. Justin originally went to […]


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What is Your Character’s Status, and How Does it Affect Character Development?


What is the ‘status’ of your character? Understanding this is an important part of character development and the creation of a well-rounded, honest, and specific character. These days the word “status” often conjures up the mental image of a screen topped with a beaming selfie, decked out in friendly blue and white, and crammed with the […]


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Featured Artist Series: Showcase Winner Michael Palladino

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This week in our featured artist series, I got the scoop on showcase winner Michael Palladino. Michael grew up in Oaklyn, in the heart of small town New Jersey. Though he studied Psychology at Loyola Marymount University, he says he’s been acting since he was very young. “I would perform anything and anywhere I could, […]


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The Art of Good Listening (And Why It Gets You Hired)

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There is a reason we call them “scene partners.” Every scene is (or should be) a fully functioning partnership. It all boils down to one thing: listening. Good listening will make a scene worth watching, bad listening is a death knell. It is insidiously easy for actors to get so involved in our own acting […]


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