The Working Actor

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  • Advice

    Baby Blues

    A few days later I found out I'm pregnant. Should I just give up acting altogether and find a different career that pays a regular salary? What will happen to my dream?

  • Advice

    Short-Term Memory

    How important is memorization of sides if they were given within 24 hours or less? I can understand if I had the sides for a week, but less than 24 hours?

  • Advice

    Independent Worries, Looking Ahead

    I submitted myself for this commercial that I thought really fit me. They called me up today letting me know they might use me for it, but it's nothing for sure. What do you think I should do?

  • Advice

    Crappy New Year

    For actors, there's something outright cruel about the timing of the holidays. To be asked to be thankful just as career opportunities are dwindling really rubs salt in the wound.

  • Advice

    Haven't Got a Prayer

    I am moving to New York City from Oman to start an acting career. I am a devout Muslim, and I was wondering what forums and opportunities there are for Muslims in the New York theater.

  • Advice

    Freelancer Commission, Manager Decision

    Like the majority of actors in New York City, I do not have an agent, but I freelance with a couple of them, which, in the overall, has been a good arrangement for me.

  • Advice

    Follicle Failure, Reel Long Ago

    Is being bald a big issue when you're just "another actor in the city"? I know that if you're the next Marlon Brando, maybe people won't care about your lost hair, but let's not kid ourselves.

  • Advice

    Practical Core, Tricky Interview

    Now that Actors' Equity jobs are in decline, I've been doing some research on "financial core." I know it's a touchy subject, and no one seems to want to talk about it.

  • Advice

    Price Line, Screen Door

    My goal is to make a living as an actor. Would it make sense to just make the decision that I will no longer work for free?

  • Advice

    Managing Your Man

    Although I'm an actress at heart, I've decided to put aside my own career to embark on a new journey—becoming my husband's manager.