How To Choose: Practical Advice for Actors Making Tough Decisions

How To Choose: Practical Advice for Actors Making Tough Decisions

As a professional actor, you’ve learned to rely on your gut feelings and instincts, probably in a way that is much deeper than the average person.  It’s part of your training and it’s an essential tool of the trade. Don’t just limit that skill to your profession – use it in your life.

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Top Ten Excuses for When An Audition Makes You Late to Work

Top Ten Excuses for When An Audition Makes You Late to Work

…you will, as an auditioning actor, occasionally find yourself between a rock and a place where you need a convincing excuse fast: it’s inevitable.   Professional jobs cast during the day, semi- and non-professional jobs often cast at night, all three can appear at a moment’s notice, and there are going to be times when you have to be in two places at once. 

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Buyer Beware: The Case Against Getting an M.F.A.

Buyer Beware: The Case Against Getting an M.F.A.

If I were to tally up all the money I’ve made as an actor since getting my M.F.A., my basic calculations total less than half of what I owe for my degree.  This is with an Equity card that I’ve had for 15 years, and booking gigs on TV, in films, in commercials and onstage in a national tour.  

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Paving Your Own Path: Creating Your Own Work Puts You in Control

Paving Your Own Path: Creating Your Own Work Puts You in Control

What if, after coming home from a not-so-great audition, or a mind-numbing temp job, or a workshop where that big director kept forgetting your name, you were to sit down to your own creation?  A project all your own, where you called all the shots?  Something that made you feel that you were cultivating your own career?

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