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VIDEO – Don’t Take Off Until You Know How To Land: 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 recovery after an emotional scene. See his […]

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VIDEO – Acting Is… Making Bold Choices

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Acting WAS letting others control your Acting career. Acting IS… taking control and creating your dream career now. Jeff Locker hears directly from Rob Lowe of the new Netflix hit, How To Be A Latin Lover about the difference between acting in your 20’s vs your 50s, and what the Casting Directors are DYING to see when you audition. Acting […]

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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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How to Choose a Winning Monologue: Part I

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“Oh Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy na—“ THUNK. What? Oh, that? That was nothing- just the sound of the casting director’s head hitting the table as he dozed off in the middle of your audition monologue. Even worse? It may not have had anything to do with just […]

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How to Handle Props in an Audition

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If you’ve traipsed through any number of educational acting adventures, be it school, workshops, master classes, apprenticeships or, more likely, some combination of all these and more, you’ve probably run into different schools of thought when it comes to audition technique. But one question I’ve been surprised to run into lately centers on the use […]

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#FBF: Advice on “Quick Prep” Auditions

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6:59pm: TV “Guest Star” sides arrive.  2 scenes; not allowed to read the full script. 10am audition the next day . . . If you get audition material late and there isn’t much time to prepare–DON’T WORRY.  Do the best you can.  Account for the elements that you can.  Know what you are doing in […]

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Flashback Friday: The Art of Good Listening (And Why It Gets You Hired)

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There is a reason we call them “scene partners.” Every scene is (or should be) a fully functioning partnership. It all boils down to one thing: listening. Good listening will make a scene worth watching, bad listening is a death knell. It is insidiously easy for actors to get so involved in our own acting that listening […]

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Cast It Talent #FBF: Audition Do’s (and Dont’s)

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Do arrive early. This can be quite the challenge in a city like LA (highways! gridlocks! construction! more highways!), but always do absolutely everything in your power to arrive to your audition ahead of schedule. Not only will you avoid being the one to keep others waiting (never a good thing), but you’ll also have […]

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Audition: 1 Minute Acting Lesson by Adam Lazarre-White

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Cast It Talent is proud to bring you a new learning series focused on a professional approach to acting: Acting Truth by Adam Lazarre-White. Adam has been teaching acting in Hollywood for well more than a decade. Before that and still today, he is a successful actor, working in projects that range from important Theatre productions to […]

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