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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: Alex Ray Barth

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In the wise words of Theodore Roosevelt, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” In a competitive industry made ever smaller by social media and the very technological advances that make wide-reaching services such as Cast It Talent so useful, feelings of inadequacy can become overwhelming. There will always be actors younger, thinner, better trained and […]

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Featured Artist Series: Showcase Winner Florence Howard

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At the end of the day, the most important advocate you can have as an actor is yourself. One of the hardest things about this business is maintaining your optimism and drive in the face of a seemingly endless onslaught of rejection. But the right attitude is key to setting yourself up for success. Recent […]

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HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: 6 Ways to Sell the Supernatural

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It’s that time of year! Horror flicks, zombie romps, and supernatural spooks are the name of the game. But if fantasy/sci-fi isn’t for everyone. Even devotees can quail in the face of a hopelessly convoluted monster-of-the-week script. So in honor of season, here are some tips to keep you grounded in the face of other-worldly […]

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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

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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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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

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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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