Category Archives: Acting Tips

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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FIRST EVER Feedback Series! Featuring the Hilarious Renee Pezzotta

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The best self-tapers get the gig! Self-taping is more important than it has ever been before. Don’t blow your opportunity – the quality of your self-tape could be the difference between booking the role and being passed over. We want Cast It Talent members of all acting levels to be synonymous throughout the industry with […]

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VIDEO – Hard to Find a Great Script? 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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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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Featured Artist Series: Marcela Herrera – Work Hard and Success Will Come

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After a deeply inspiring talk with Marcela Herrera, here is the nugget of wisdom that has stayed most strongly with me: success truly does come to those who work hard and persevere. Marcela Herrera is originally from Chicago, born and raised, but she currently lives in Miami with her husband and two children. She first […]

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VIDEO – Not Using Sensory? 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 using your senses to better a scene. […]

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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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VIDEO – Dealing with Trauma & Emotion: Acting Tips with David Strasberg

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Erik Vidal is back for the second segment of this Masterclass lesson! 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 […]

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