BACKSTAGE GUIDES

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    How to Become a Singer

    Read on for all the ins, outs, and in-betweens of navigating the entertainment and performance industry as a singer, training and maintaining your vocal instrument, and making a living doing what you love in the spotlight.

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    How to Make a Living as an Actor

    Making a living as an actor means balancing work, life and passion—a tricky subject for anyone who has encountered it. While most working actors need to sacrifice and struggle, the journey can also be incredibly fulfilling. Read on for the official Backstage guide to making a living as an ...

  • Backstage Guides

    How to Choose an Acting Class

    Whether you’re brand new to acting or a seasoned vet, it’s crucial to the success of an actor that he or she keeps their skills sharp while also learning new techniques, methods, and approaches, and acting class is the perfect way to do just that.

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    What You Need to Know Before Delivering Your Next Monologue

    Interested in learning more about the time-tested monologue? Check out our handy guide outlining its function, how to pick the right one for you, and where to find your next one!

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    Voiceover Training 101

    Are you interested in voiceover acting? With this Backstage guide, we’re going to break down what it takes and what you can expect as a green actor going into this exciting, ever-developing field.

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    Headshots: Everything You Need to Know

    Want to learn the tips on how to take your best headshot? Check out our guide, which gives you the inside scoop on how to take a headshot, what poses you should do, your headshot background, and much more!

  • Backstage Guides

    How to Choose & Apply to an Acting College Program

    You’ve taken the first step of choosing the type of classes you’re looking for and the degree you’ll receive at the end of it all, but now it’s time to decide where and how.

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    25 Amazing Acting Colleges You Should Know

    Congratulations, you survived high school! Now what?

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    How to Audition

    Whether it’s breaking into the business or landing a spot at a reputable acting school, now’s the time to gain new perspectives on the audition process! Here to help is Backstage’s guide to the art of auditioning.

  • Advice

    How to Become an Actor

    Want to become an actor? You’re in the right place! Here’s everything you need to know about how to start your acting career and to find success in Hollywood and beyond.