You already know Backstage is the go-to for any and all information pertaining to your craft. But now, you have the chance to get in on the action with the Backstage Community Forum. Here, you can engage with others in your industry, as well as teachers, experts, and, yep, even agents and casting directors. Below are some of this week’s most interesting new topics; drop a reply or post a new thread. Either way, fire up that keyboard and get involved right here!
“I have used Google Drive, Amazon Drive, iCloud, as well as Dropbox, to store my headshots and demo reels, as well as other acting clips and audition self-tapes, opposed to storing them all on my cell phone and tablets. I have not found one that works seamlessly, which would allow me to easily access and send my info to casting directors for submission, or even to directors that I may meet at festivals.
“I find those services lacking, or perhaps I just don’t know how to use them properly. So I was wondering what other actors use and recommend? Your input would be greatly appreciated.” —notyouraveragedad
We made a podcast celebrating musical theater!
“And it will hopefully make you smile! It’s called ‘High Flyin, Adored.’
“Basically, two actor friends smoke a blunt, and discuss a guilty pleasure musical you can watch at home (using YouTube or BroadwayHD—which I HIGHLY recommend in our current theater-less times).
“Working on this project has been a true godsend in 2020, because it’s motivated me to actively seek out ways to still enjoy, and engage with theater. It’s not the same as seeing it live, but every time I watch a filmed musical I still get choked up, and honestly, inspired. Also it’s so fun to be goofy with your friends and sometimes having an excuse to do that is super necessary too! I recommend, y’all!
“We air bi-weekly on Thursdays and have eight episodes out currently; they’re available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, etc. Love you all so much, my creative people. Sending you so many good vibes. This year is so hard, but we are resilient AF. <3” —Nahnahnah
Looking for virtual classes…
“Does anyone know of any great virtual acting classes that are available?” —Innerkeys
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