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    3 Ways To Keep Your Nerves From Sabotaging Your Audition

    Nerves are a part of auditioning. They're adrenaline. They're the same kind of adrenaline that athletes experience right before they take the field. It’s our “getting ready” energy. The trick is to focus that energy into something that will help and not hinder us when we walk ...

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    5 Steps To Creating Your Professional Acting Network

    If you create a network you exponentially multiply your work opportunities. The more people who know you, like you, and want to work with you the more work you’ll get. Then the process of submitting, auditioning, and trying to get work is reduced to zero.

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    How to Get an Agent

    Without an agent, you have no career and no hope of one. "How do I get an agent or a manager or both?" many of you ask.

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    Does Having an Accent Limit Acting Opportunities?

    As a rule, the more versatile an actor is, the more opportunities they've receive. A fruit vendor that only sells bananas would most likely increase his income if he sold other fruits as well.

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    7 Ways to Get the Happy Actor Factor

    In the work I’ve done over the years with both actors and non-actors, I’ve found that the core purpose to most of our hopes and dreams is to be happy.

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    3 Reasons To Support Your Child’s Acting Dream

    Acting provides your child many positive skills – building self esteem and confidence, learning how to speak in public, social interaction, risk-taking, listening skills, independence and responsibility, improved reading skills, and learning to think on your feet.

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    5 Tips On Taking Advice

    Whenever anyone talks about playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and her ascendance to the heights of theatrical celebrity, one story almost always gets repeated. As a college student, she enrolled in a class taught by famed novelist James Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin, noticing the joy with which Ms. Parks read her works aloud ...

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    How To Find Your Acting Sweet Spot

    Your sweet spot is the specific behavior you propel into a character that’s singular to you. Your ability to recognize it and then radiate it to your audience is your launching pad for tangible artistic success.

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    Why You Need To Be Vulnerable As An Actor

    Your light that shines upon the world is different from anyone else’s. How you shine is the individual expression of who you are. Your light isn’t more special than someone else’s – we’re all plugged into the same electrical grid – but it is unique to you.

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    7 Essential Acting Rituals

    Rituals play a vital part in the evolution of life and as an actor. Here are seven practices to help you stop getting stuck in your story and step into your light.