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    Fees Please, Ad Mad

    The subject of whether actors ought to attend paid casting-director workshops remains a heated and highly controversial one. Not surprisingly, The Working Actor received a variety of responses to my recent column titled "Fees to Meet You" (June 11), in which I agreed with J.M. that in many cases ...

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    An Actor's Career-Destroying Screw-Up

    We all make mistakes. But I'm still surprised by the career-destroying screw-ups that some actors will willingly and without-thought-to-consequences make.

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    Karin De La Penha

    “First of all, she’s gorgeous, and she’s incredibly gifted,” says Shannon Denise Evans, who wrote and directed the series.

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    Have You Ever Choked During a Live Performance?

    "I played Pitti-Sing in "The Mikado."  As I was about to sing the second verse of 'The Executioner's Song,' I blanked. All I could remember was the third verse." -- Cami J. Kidder

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    CD Andrea Romano Gives Voice to Superheroes

    Andrea Romano's impressive list of voiceover casting and directing credits reads like the 1980s and '90s inductees of a hypothetical Saturday morning cartoon Hall of Fame.

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    Fear of Singing

    "When working with new clients, I always begin by trying to ascertain what it is about their voices that they perceive as problematic or would like to improve."

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    Do You Attend Workshops and/or Showcases?

    I love to attend showcases and workshops. The problem is allotting the time to do so.

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    Tonys Nix Crix

    Last week, the Tony Awards Management Committee announced that it had revoked the voting privileges of critics and journalists, including Back Stage's first-string critic, David Sheward.

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    Actors, Agents and Blackmarket Breakdowns: Part 2

    This has got to stop. Actors paying thieves for black-market breakdowns. Especially actors with representation.

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    War Stories

    "I have to warn you, it's not just modeling," she said. Wow, I thought, stretching all five-foot-two of me. I look like a prospective model? Now this is new. "He wants you to sell things out of a cigar tray."