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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.

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    5 Tips For Auditioning During the Spring and Summer

    As the flowers start blooming and we put away our snow shovels, we see that spring has finally sprung! What does this mean for you and the entertainment industry? It means there are now new tips for auditioning!

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    The Most Crucial 30 Seconds Of Your Career

    Is it the first half moment an agent looks at your resume? No. Is it when you receive your BFA or MFA in theatre? No. Ok, give up?

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    5 Ways To Use PR To Keep Your TV Character Alive

    There's still a way to try and use the power of public relations to increase your chances of survival before you meet your untimely demise.

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    5 Reasons You Don't Need An Agent

    Agents aren’t for everyone, however. The vast majority of newer actors and even some more experienced ones don’t really need to be in the market for an agent. Here are five reasons having an agent might not be for you…yet.

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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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    5 Traps To Avoid When Submitting Video Auditions

    While we continue to shake out the efficiencies of the online audition process, here are five pitfalls to watch out for.