Craig Wallace

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    How Booking the Part is Like Landing Any Other Job

    When you’re watching the audition of the person who understands what it takes to get the job, you see no gaps between the actor, the work, and the role.

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    4 Benefits of Being Generous in Auditions

    If you don’t have a way of preparing that connects you with the piece on a deeply personal level and makes you feel that you have it in your mind, body and heart, you will not be able to fully share it or give it away. You can’t ...

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    Don't Try So Hard To Act. Just Be.

    When you are at your best as an actor—whether it be in an audition or performance—what are you actually doing? If you’re doing it well, you’re showing up, listening, and responding. That’s it.

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    4 Solutions To Easing Audition Nerves

    Let’s examine some of the reasons actors get nervous and see if we can’t come up with some solutions by exploring the four “R’s.”

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    5 Benefits of Just Listening as an Actor

    I have had some of my students do this “day without speaking” as part of the Life of the Actor course I teach, and it has greatly improved and energized their work. Here are five of the benefits.

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    Why Actors Need to Stay In the Moment

    Your emotional life is just as fluid—sometimes in a big way, and sometimes in a subtle way. The connection that you have to the various emotions you experience will shift. You are not emotionally the same person as you were yesterday.

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    Why You Need To Show the Casting Director What They Don’t Know

    What you need to be doing is showing the people in the room what you have to add to words on the page, not just that you can spit back the words with some inflection or random emotions.

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    How To Exercise Your Imagination as an Actor

    There are certain things that all great actors share: talent, dedication, and courage, to name a few. Another thing I have found that many great actors who I’ve known over the years share is a rich and vibrant imagination.

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    Be Prepared, Flexible, and Available in Your Auditions

    Being flexible in the room provides the present moment freshness that adds job getting color and texture to those choices. Both are equally essential to your success.

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    The Importance of Solitude as an Actor

    To be able to create, an artist needs to experience fully both the stimulation of being in the world and the peace of solitude. The movement, stimulation, and passion of being connected to the people and experiences of one’s life is food for the artist.