Backstage Experts

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    How Improv Makes a Better Voiceover Actor

    Backstage Expert and L.A. voiceover casting director Terry Berland explains five situations in which all voiceover actors will be thankful for their improv skills!

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    How to Be Brilliant in the Room

    Backstage Experts Steve Braun and Risa Bramon Garcia want actors to succeed in the audition room—but the only way that's going to happen is if actors stop thinking there's a solution to the audition process and start adopting this attitude.

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    19 Things Casting Directors Want You to Know

    Manager Jackie Reid was handed this list of things casting directors secretly want you to know by two CDs who wish to remain anonymous.

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    How to Audition for Commercials Without Dialogue

    Backstage Expert Cathryn Hartt knows that standing in a room and silently miming behavior for a commercial can be scary, but offers three tips to take the fear out of the process and make it fun!

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    How to Master the Art of Being Yourself

    Everyone's recipe for success involves being yourself—and Backstage Expert Kate McClanaghan argues that it's especially true for actors!

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    Dance Tips from a B'way Casting Director

    Casting director Benton Whitley offers actors some encouragement when it comes to the dance portion of a musical theater audition.

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    How to Connect With an Audience

    The Evolving Artist creator Teri Wade explains that the key to success as an actor comes with connecting to an audience—and provides some helpful steps to accomplish that!

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    Why Mentors Can Be Invaluable

    Backstage Expert Gunnar Todd Rohrbacher pays tribute to his own mentor, the late, great comedy legend Cynthia Szigeti—and explains the importance of mentors for all actors.

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    3 Ways to Stand Out at Auditions

    Backstage Expert Philip Hernández wants you to impress the casting directors at your next audition—and the best way to do that is to do these three things to separate yourself from the other actors.

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    3 Things You Don’t Know About Casting

    Backstage Expert and casting session director Shaan Sharma knows that you probably haven't thought about these three aspects of the casting process—but they might make you feel more confident the next time you audition!