The Working Actor

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    Classes Query, Need for Nerves

    I realized that when I'm super-nervous, I do much better. But once I realized that, I stopped getting nervous and therefore lost all the nervous energy.

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    Sticking Point

    Should I continue pursuing a stronger agent, with the hope that he or she can get me seen for larger roles? What advice do you have for me to take that next step?

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    Networking Q's, Open Calls

    I know I need to market myself, but how exactly can I do that? Is there anything I can do to stand out?

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    AA Meeting, Extra Help

    I took a commercial class and got called in by a very big, well-respected agency. It's been three weeks since then and I haven't heard from them at all. I sent thank-you cards right after our meeting, but what do I do now?

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    Coast Conundrum, Waiting Worries

    I'm an actress on the East Coast and I was offered a sweet sublet deal in New York.  I also got a call from a management company in L.A. Do I go to New York and pound the pavement there or go to L.A. with this manager?

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    Contact Hi, Teen Has-Been

    "Do I even have a shot? I'm not asking if I'm good enough. You probably can't tell me that through an email! But am I too old to keep this "silly" dream alive?"

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    O, Canada!, Manager Matchmaker

    My question is: How do I balance auditioning, preparing for auditions, and working enough to make a living?

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    Swinging Lessons

    I recently landed a role as a swing at the only Equity theater in town.  I overlooked the notes about the swings also doing stage crew work.

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    No Class, Parental Partners

    I'm 12 years old and just starting out. I don't think I should submit myself to any agents, because I need more experience. But again, I can't find any casting calls to gain experience. How do I break out of this annoying cycle?

  • Advice

    Simple Resolutions

    This year I'd like to take a stab at some less overarching but altogether worthwhile objectives. Use these resolutions to get started on some practical goals of your own.