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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

When to Say No: Navigating Politics, Ethics and Artistry

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Actors, and especially those that are new to the industry or lack connections, are often counseled to say yes to everything. The more projects you take on, the more you learn, the more exposure you get, and the more you exercise your acting muscles, right?   Often that is the case. But in acting, as […]

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Get that On Camera Glow on a Shoestring Budget

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It’s a fickle, shallow world we live in, and you and I have chosen to spend our lives pursuing one of the ficklest and shallowest professions. Which shows excellent judgment and not even a smidge of insecurity all around. Ahem.   Feeding the beast can seem like a Sisyphean task that eats up your time, […]

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Bouncing Back: Tips to Beat Rejection and Get Back in the Game

Let’s face it, a career in acting can be rough on the old self-esteem. The most successful actors know this to be a game where the losses far outnumber the wins. Even Hollywood A-Listers boast long resumes of rejection. But it’s one thing to know that intellectually, and quite another to face slap after slap […]

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Featured Artist Series: Sarah Beth Hester and Unexpected Puppetry

Embarking on a career in the performing arts is a journey best undertaken with creative use of map and compass. Often when actors start out, we imagine a linear yellow brick road to Hollywood, but a career in the arts is littered with unexpected and rewarding opportunities. We just need an open heart and open […]

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5 Ways to Survive a Callback

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You made it past round one! You got the callback and you’re psyched. But more trials lie ahead. How do you gear up and close the deal? Check out some tips below!   Research the Casting Director. If you haven’t already done this, now is the time. Look them up, look at their career, ask […]

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Tax Time: 5 Tips to Help Actors Survive the Tax Season

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It’s that time again! Some of you have your lives together and probably filed February 1st, sipped your chamomile tea, and smiled in gentle satisfaction as you closed the book on your perfectly organized records.   The rest of us are weeping quietly and rocking ourselves to numb oblivion in an ice-cold shower.   But […]

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How to Stay on a CD’s Radar (Without Annoying Them to Death)

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In a market that seems perpetually saturated, standing out from the crowd becomes a real concern. How will you ever book if you can’t even get in the audition room? If you’re feeling lost and invisible, here are some ways to cultivate a professional personality that will keep you memorable.     Don’t Harass Them. […]

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Featured Artist Series: Jonathan Medina Takes Charge Later in the Game

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Sometimes it feels like if you don’t follow in the footsteps of a child prodigy, you’ll never get a crack at Hollywood. With the tsunami of young adult novels-turned-films, it seems the stars keep coming younger and younger. But just because you didn’t tap dance your way out of the womb doesn’t mean you can’t […]

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5 Ways Your Acting Career Can Make a Difference

Hey, all. It’s time to get back to our roots. Take a second and really remember why it was you decided to devote yourself to this grueling career. If it was the prospect of fame and fortune, I wish you good luck, but must advise that this article will not help you on that front. […]

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Separation Anxiety: Tips to Keep Your Personal Life from Killing Your Acting

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Acting is a messy business at the best of times. More than messy, it is profoundly personal. To be a good actor requires a certain level of self-awareness and reflection, coupled with emotional accessibility, an ability to draw on one’s personal experiences, and the courage and willingness to risk vulnerability and exposure. That is some […]

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