The 1 thing that destroys performances

The 1 thing that destroys performances

Lee Strasberg – the man who continued the work Stanislavski initially laid out for actors – and became known to many as “the method man”, discovered the 1 thing that destroys performances has nothing to do with talent. As I have been coaching actors for almost 7 years, I have witnessed the 1 thing that destroys…

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How to stand out from the competition

It’s a well known fact that the acting  industry has more actors than jobs and we all know it takes a lot of hard work and perseverance to accomplish our acting goals. None of this is made any easier by the influx of wannabee stars infiltrating the industry, having seen the “overnight success” reality TV and the…

How to prepare for an audition

How to prepare for an audition

Knowing how to prepare for an audition is crucial for all actors whether you’re new to the industry or have been acting for many years. Some actors (myself included) often find the character a few weeks into a rehearsal process, but of course there is no formal rehearsal process for auditions and you don’t have a…

Staying motivated when you keep hearing no

Staying motivated when you keep hearing no

It can be difficult staying motivated when you keep hearing no. Lots of actors are sensitive (that’s what makes them great actors), but it can also work against them at times. It can be difficult not to take it personally, or not to start questioning whether there’s any point in continuing pursuing acting as a career,…

How to smash cold read auditions

How to smash cold read auditions

Cold reading used to TERRIFY me, in fact if I haven’t done it for a while those old terrors can start to creep back in IF I let them. Nobody’s perfect are they? Back when I first graduated from drama school I had no idea how to smash cold read auditions because everything I’d done…

Why you've not made it as an actor

Why you’ve not made it as an actor

I hear many aspiring actors regularly talk about how they are lacking motivation to keep going with their acting dreams and questioning why they’ve not made it as an actor. The regular knock backs and lack of income from acting can contribute to a slump in motivation, along with there being no obvious quick route…

How to avoid getting type cast

How to avoid getting type cast

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a varied career where you never get stuck playing the same type of role? Wouldn’t it be great to get away from the prostitute, the lover, the cad, the soldier, the mum, the dad, the girlfriend, the dumb blonde… You are capable of more than that right? THE PERILS…