Advice

Sort by:

  • Advice

    Elspeth Carden

    Pasadena native and actor Elspeth Carden is never one to shy away from a challenge. So when she was offered the role of Antipholus of Syracuse in Bellflower Theatre Company's production of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors she grabbed on with both hands.

  • Advice

    Eyal Sherf

    That Eyal Sherf was an Israeli-born Jew playing a Nazi in the dark musicalCabaretseemed significant and curious to almost everyone except Eyal Sherf.

  • Advice

    Aaron Houle

    More than ever, actors are getting tired of waiting around for other people to cast them and are taking matters into their own hands. Talbot Perry Simons realized he had the potential to direct his own feature film after an improvised scene about Vietnam vets received applause in his acting ...

  • Advice

    Tiltpod Gives You a Tripod Anywhere

    Any video you make of yourself has to look good. One thing that can help: Gomite's Tiltpod.

  • Advice

    How Do You Deal with Rejection?

    "When I audition for something that I really want so badly and don't get it, I remind myself that this is show 'business', and rejection is part of it."

  • Advice

    Be Here Now

    "One of the best-kept secrets of acting is... all actors lie to themselves and to others about how little they are truly in the moment." So says Los Angeles– based longtime director and teacher Richard Seyd.

  • Advice

    How Do You Cast Biopics and Historical Figures?

    It's a much more specific demand when we're casting really current figures—figures in the media, very visible figures. They're not just in history; they're people our audience would know very well.

  • Advice
  • Advice

    Tamala Baldwin...Got the Part

    A combination of "owning" her skills and type and a supportive audition environment helped Tamala Baldwin get cast as one of the Dynamites, as well as the Pearl/Motormouth Maybelle understudy.

  • Advice

    Don't Cheat Yourself or the IRS

    Every year, we are confronted by actors who either didn't know about or simply disregarded the advice to keep their receipts and records.