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VIDEO – Actor’s Audition Bag: Essential Items to Keep in Your Bag!

​21 items to have in your audition bag. Water Snacks/ Napkin​s/ Hand wipes​ Headshots/Resumes Business cards Pencil/Pen/Highlighter Demo Reel on USB drive Headphones ​Razor​ Deodorant Breath mints Toothbrush Make-up supplies Hair brush comb, ​clips​ ​Hair ​spray Quarters for Parking Meter Change of Clothes Dressy & casual Robe Iphone/Ipad for GPS directions Cash/Credit Card     We […]

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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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6 Memorization Hacks for the Actor

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Perhaps one of the most tedious tasks for actors–universally across the globe, and since the moment when the very first actor endeavored to take a scripted work and translate it into a performance onstage–is learning lines. Granted, some people have a natural knack for memorization, and will certainly have an easier time than those for […]

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VIDEO – Staying Inspired: Acting Tips with David Strasberg

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In our new weekly series, Cast It Talent is proud to bring you the wisdom and work of the great Lee Strasberg as shared by his son, David Strasberg, Creative Director and CEO of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. David Lee Strasberg answers YOUR acting questions regarding staying inspired between gigs. See his response […]

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Your Acting Career: Tips for Staying (Mostly) Sane When You’re in This for the Long Haul – Part 1

1. Understand that your career is a marathon, not a sprint Too many actors move out to Los Angeles or New York City with the idea that they’ll give themselves 6 months, or 1 year, or 5 years, etc, to “make it” in their performing career. I like to blame the media for perpetuating this […]

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7 Tips to Summon Tears

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Getting called upon to portray a wide range of emotions is all part and parcel to the actor gig. But some emotions are more difficult to access than others. Tears, in particular, can be an intimidating challenge. While an organic moment is always preferable to canned tears, sometimes a script will explicitly demand that an […]

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How to Make the Most Out of an Acting Class

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In past articles we’ve discussed how to choose the right acting class for you, but what happens once you get there? Your time is valuable! You are a struggling artist—you can’t be chucking your hard-earned cash hither and yon on course after course, snailing your way through your educational achievements! That’s why today, we’re going […]

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5 Steps to Selecting the Perfect Headshot

Ah, the eternal subject of the headshot . . . as an actor, your headshot is arguably the most important tool in your arsenal: It  is your calling card. It is often the thing that catches the casting director’s attention and gets you in the door. It is the thing by which they remember you […]

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