Caring for Your Instrument as an Actor

Our Instrument.  It is our everything.

For it is the very essence of you.  Without it we can not be nor become the actor in which we dream of becoming, the one that has that amazing and oh so dazzling career.

Just like a musician can’t play out his or her genius when the instrument’s not tuned up, we as actors have to stay tuned up to emotionally, physically and soulfully play out all the beautiful elements of the stories we get to tell with strength, vigor, and ease.

I’ve been experiencing trying to work with an instrument that’s not been fully tuned up […]

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3 Gratitude Gift Ideas to Say Thanks in the Industry

To give or not to give? That is the question.

From person to person in the industry, the opinion will vary depending on advice they have been given, their own experience of giving, gratitude and/or receiving gifts themselves during the holidays.

A big no-no mentioned by casting directors and agents is giving them homemade goodies. If they don’t have a super close relationship with you where you’ve invited each other over for dinner before – it leaves them wondering if your hands were clean or if the cat jumped up on the counter top and put his paws all over the cooking […]

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When You Bomb an Audition

Auditions, they are demanding.

They test you.

They stretch you.

They inconveniently show up when they want to.

They show you what you are made of.

They expose your strengths and weaknesses.

They challenge your psyche.

They help you rise above.

They honestly can Rock. Your. World.

Or not…

If you are at the stage of your career where you receive auditions you know they usually come at unexpected times.  A time that doesn’t always accommodate your schedule.

Ding!  You just got the audition notification in your inbox, but…

you need to go make a living in that instant, care for a child or parent, you’re dealing with drama that’s taking place in your life, […]

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Getting to Know Your Type

How many of you struggle with knowing your type?

I recently have worked with a couple of clients who had the goal of getting new representation and before we got into repackaging their marketing materials, creating a target list, and all the necessary prep work that goes into it when I asked what their type casting was – I began to see a theme.

Many actors don’t know what their type is and they leave it up to the industry to decide it for them.

So before we could jump into more of the administrative tasks needed to seek new representation we had […]

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