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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

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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Bold Choices: Make Them Remember You

As actors, I feel like we are constantly being told to make “bold choices.” The phrase has become shorthand for directors, auditors, casting directors, instructors, and even fellow actors. It is generally accepted to be a positive thing, a thing you definitely should do, but how does one harness the power of such a nebulous […]

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Featured Artist Series: Follow Up With Dylan Prince

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Some of you might remember our previous interview with showcase winner Dylan Prince. In the interest of tracking the growth of a career, we followed up with him to see what he’s been up to. Since last we chatted, Dylan’s been busy. Last year he booked his first feature film role, which later went on […]

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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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Featured Artist Series: James Berberich and How Cast It Can Help You as a Filmmaker

We talk a lot on this blog about how you can use Cast It Talent to your advantage as an actor, but what about those on the other side of the table? James Berberich spoke with us about how he worked Cast It to his advantage and made his first feature film. James Patrick Berberich […]

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Questions You Should Settle Before Signing a Contract for an Acting Gig

So you were offered an acting gig…congrats! Pick up a bottle of wine (go ahead and grab one from the shelf second to the bottom, you’re fancy tonight)! Call your mom and choke into the phone that a Bachelor of Fine Arts is paying off after all. Celebrate! And then start preparing. Now is the […]

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5 Ways Your Acting Career Can Make a Difference

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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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How to Write an Actor’s Resume: Part I

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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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