Craig Wallace

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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.

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    Why You Need To Be Creative At All Times

    As actors, it’s easy to get stuck focusing on what you don’t have yet: a starring role, a great agent, an Oscar, etc. But what about what you do have? You have a life.

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    What Is Your Acting Brand? (Or Do You Need One?)

    When you think of yourself as an actor, do you think of yourself as a brand? Or do you think of yourself as an actor who is more interested in expanding your boundaries?

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    How To Get to the Root of the Problem in Your Auditions

    I was talking to a psychologist friend of mine and asked him what the biggest reason is for people to seek therapy. He said it was people not wanting to make the same mistakes over and over in their lives.

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    Why You Should Have Fun at Auditions

    Auditioning is a complex system and has many layers. It is a process and a process needs a strong technique to guide you through it. The technique that ignites and drives your process needs to be joyful, expansive, energizing, creative, and personal in order to work.

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    Don’t Get Placed in the ‘Why?’ Pile

    During a casting session, pictures go in one of three piles: the “yes,” the “no,” and the “maybe” piles. However, there is another “pile” that isn’t physical, but mental, and that is the “why” pile.

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    Why Learning Acceptance Is Important as an Actor

    We are a culture obsessed with self-improvement. It seems every time we turn around we are being told that there is something else about us that needs to be changed – our weight, our clothes, our attitudes, even our eyelashes!

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    How Technology Can Hurt You As An Actor

    The problem isn’t the technology – it’s our overuse of it that's made us numb. The tablet and smartphone are just sitting there – we’re the ones who can’t put them down.