Performance

Financial Flaws: Are you guilty of these common mistakes?

Although this article is directed towards dancers, these 8 money mistakes could be applied to all artists in the entertainment industry. Are you guilty of any of these financial flaws? Learn what they are, advice to control your finances, and the freedom and security grow in your artistry. READ ARTICLE via www.dancemagazine.com  

SETC 2020 Registration – NOW OPEN!

2020 Spring Professional Auditions: Feb. 27-29, 2020  |  Louisville, KY  |  71st Annual SETC Convention Applications Open: Oct. 15 2019 @ Noon ET Early-Bird Deadline: Dec. 13 2019 @ Noon ET Final Deadline: Jan. 15 2020 @ Noon ET REGISTRATION INFORMATION  Actors, singers, and dancers must register for the SETC Convention and apply and be approved for an audition spot. Download the correct guideline packet for you, and call the SETC Central Office at 336-272-3645 to speak with April if you need any help Non-Equity Actors/Singers Equity Actors/Singers Dancer-Only   

The Show Must Go On! Even in a Broadway Blackout…

The old adage “the show must go on” could not have been more true during a large blackout in Manhattan on July 13, 2019. While the lights of Broadway were out, the casts of “Hadestown”, “Rock of Ages”, “Waitress”, and “Come From Away” took to the streets to entertain their audiences with performances and sing-a-longs to songs from their shows. Read Article via www.cnn.com

How Game of Thrones has been great for British theatre

Game of Thrones has had a great impact on British theatre scene. Those actors that have been featured in the show, have also been seen on the stage. Thus, drawing larger crowds to the theatre. Not only are these fine actors featured on the big stages, but many can also be found on fringe stages throughout Britain.  The clout of GoT has touched the lives of actors and audiences alike, both on screen and off. READ ARTICLE via www.thestage.co.uk

How to Brand Yourself with Headshots

Headshots are often the first “hello” an actor has when presenting themselves to a company or casting director. The quality and story of a headshot can play a pivotal part in the casting process to make you stand out and book an audition, callback, or role. As important as this first impression is, Casting Networks gives you tips on how to stand out in a pile of headshots. READ ARTICLE via www.castingnetworks.com

A Day in the Life of a Stunt Double

Have you ever watched a film and needed to look twice to see if the star of the movie was performing a stunt? More often than not, they most likely had a stunt double performing those wicked moves. For those actors that are drawn to a more physical discipline, the career of a stunt double may be a good fit. Casting Networks speaks with stunt woman Katie Eischen about what her typical day is like both on and off the set. READ ARTICLE via www.castingnetworks.com

Audition Advice with Casting Director Christine Sheaks

Casting director Christine Sheaks (“Fargo”, “Boogie Nights”) knows what it means for an actor to impress in the audition room. Here’s her take on some best practices when it comes to auditioning: READ ARTICLE via www.castingnetworks.com

A Day in the Life of a Voice Actor

Voice acting is one of the most valuable skills that an actor can develop. Once perfected, it can become an ideal source of income. As a voice over artist, there are endless opportunities that this career could lead to, such as: commercials, television shows, video games, audio books, and more! Curious about a typical day-in-the-life of a voice over actor? Casting Networks chats with Greg Chun about his typical day, as well as some insight into this career. READ ARTICLE via www.castingnetworks.com

10 Skills for Audiobook Narration + Voice Work

Narrating an audiobook is the most challenging work you can do in voiceover. It takes myriad skills to navigate them successfully but if you can master the 10 skills below, you’ll be successful in accomplishing a performance most audiobook listeners take for granted. – Marc Cashman, Backstage.com Want to learn more? READ ARTICLE via www.backstage.com

Actor Advice: Auditioning at Unified General Auditions

Auditioning at any of the upcoming summer stock/year-round audition conventions? A volunteer for Seattle’s Unified General Auditions gives her advice on how to prepare your pieces for a successful audition. READ ARTICLE via wwww.tpsonline.org

Parting the Clouds of Callbacks and Casting

BY LAURIE RECORDS via www.castingnetworks.com The commercial casting process shouldn’t be a mystery. While every job is unique, there is an underlying structure to the process that, in theory anyway, we’ve all committed to when casting commercials. Why? Because it works! When talking to actors, there seems to be a cloud around callbacks, specifically, what happens after the callback. The stakes are higher during callbacks and what happens after, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be as informed about this part of the process as you are about the rest. Because knowledge is power, let me shed some light on the process that ought to pierce the clouds of confusion and anxiety. Say you had a terrific callback. But what the heck happens next? For you, not all that much. Just make sure you’re cl...

The Secret Life of Understudies on Philly’s Theater Scene

BY ZOE GROSSINGER via www.philly.com “Line?” Alanna J. Smith, decked out in emerald green face paint from head to toe and a witch’s black hat, yelled frantically to the stage manager. It was holiday season in 2016 and Smith was almost finished with her first staged production of The Wizard of Oz at the Walnut Street Theatre, having made zero mistakes so far. The line that slipped her mind? “I’m melting.” “Of course, the most famous line is the one I miss,” said Smith.   Not to worry. Smith, now an in-demand musical theater actress, was at the time an understudy for the Wicked Witch of the West role, and her flubbed line came during the “understudy run” of the production — a tradition in most Philadelphia theaters.   COURTESY WALNUT STREET THEAT Flubbing one key line as an underst...

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