Backstage Experts

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    Dance Tips from a B'way Casting Director

    Casting director Benton Whitley offers actors some encouragement when it comes to the dance portion of a musical theater audition.

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    How to Connect With an Audience

    The Evolving Artist creator Teri Wade explains that the key to success as an actor comes with connecting to an audience—and provides some helpful steps to accomplish that!

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    Why Mentors Can Be Invaluable

    Backstage Expert Gunnar Todd Rohrbacher pays tribute to his own mentor, the late, great comedy legend Cynthia Szigeti—and explains the importance of mentors for all actors.

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    3 Ways to Stand Out at Auditions

    Backstage Expert Philip Hernández wants you to impress the casting directors at your next audition—and the best way to do that is to do these three things to separate yourself from the other actors.

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    3 Things You Don’t Know About Casting

    Backstage Expert and casting session director Shaan Sharma knows that you probably haven't thought about these three aspects of the casting process—but they might make you feel more confident the next time you audition!

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    What's More Important Than Finding Your Brand?

    Backstage Expert Paul Barry understands how vital it is to define one's brand for self-marketing—but why limit yourself? Before you settle into a brand, discover this about yourself first!

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    How Long Should You Stay in a Class?

    How long do actors need to stay in class? For acting teacher and Backstage Expert Anthony Meindl, the question should always come down to what's the challenge?

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    How Actors Can Find Their Type

    Casting director and Backstage Expert Lisa London explains how actors can discover their character type and book more auditions and more jobs.

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    How to Replenish Your Creativity

    Backstage Expert and Retta Putignano shares six tips to replenish your creative juices and change your mindset!

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    Is Your Headshot for Acting or Modeling?

    Backstage Expert Marc Cartwright explains that the same headshot can't be used for both acting and modeling gigs—do you know the difference?