In Acting, Sometimes You WANT to Box Yourself In

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Many actors don't want to be labeled or feel like their boxed in by a "type." In this video, Backstage Expert Erin Cronican tackles the subject and provides advice for actors who are struggling with identifying and molding their type. Turns out, you do want to put yourself in a box; what matters is how you label it and what you put in it with you.

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Erin Cronican
Erin Cronican is a professional actor (SAG-AFTRA/AEA) with over 20 years of experience performing in film, plays and musicals (NYC, L.A., regionally), and on television. She also produces and directs with the Seeing Place Theater, a critically acclaimed non-profit indie company in NYC.
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