All posts by "Kurtis Bright"

Kurt is an award-winning stage and film actor, playwright, and theater critic from Colorado who is traveling long-term in South America. Currently he is working on his Spanish, acting, writing and playing gringo music for Latin American audiences.
Writing a great casting notice

It’s been said by great directors that 90% of great directing lies in great casting. So get started the right way… We spend a lot of time here focused on the ...
NYCastings-Improv Scenes

When we talk about the greatest movie scenes of all time, sometimes it’s easy to forget all the work that goes into them – and all the takes. That is, ...
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As awards season heats up and the Oscar nominations are grabbing entertainment headlines, one actor’s heartfelt, tortured performance in particular is the subject of much water cooler talk: of course ...
Actor-Sterotypes

One of the primary stepping stones that most actors have from a very young age, and what often drives us to pursue a career in acting is imagination. We were ...
Why Study Acting

“The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing.” – Socrates “You know nothing, Jon Snow.” – Ygritte, Game of Thrones “I know.” – Jon Snow, Game of Thrones Did ...
NYCastings 2020 Acting Audition Goals

Well, we’re fully immersed in the doldrums season around the holidays where most everybody is in recovery from the overindulgence of Thanksgiving and already gearing up for the next big ...
Don't You Forget About Me

If you’ve been a working actor for any length of time, you’ve surely experienced the surreal moment of walking into an audition waiting room and seeing a dozen or more ...
Instagram famous

It’s hard to imagine in this social media-saturated world that there was a time before Facebook, before Twitter, even before MySpace. But that’s the ancient past of course. These days ...
Get Your Look Together And Get Cast

If you’re dedicated to the life of the working actor, then you know as well as I do how much fun we get to have doing the best job in ...
Actors Pay and Vetting

There’s an old truism regarding computers and data: garbage in, garbage out. If your data is flawed, you’re going to end up with flawed results. That should seem obvious, right? ...
Acting Success - The Need for Speed

“Take all the time you need, and just go ahead and start whenever you’re ready.” As actors we’ve all heard some version of this sentence as we’re getting ready to ...
Be Readt to Self-Tape

As creative professionals, it’s one of the great joys in any actor’s life to get thrown into an unexpectedly extra-creative situation while on stage or on set. Who doesn’t love ...
NYCastings Production Terms for Actors

So you just got cast in your first professional production. Congratulations! Beyond the excitement and anticipation, for many first-time professional actors, stepping onto set can be a little intimidating. They ...
NYCastings-GettingDirectorstoNoticeYou

“A star does not compete with other stars around it; it just shines.”  – author Matshona Dhliwayo Anyone who has been in the acting game for more than five minutes ...
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“If something isn’t special, then it’s ordinary.”  –Nora Roberts “It’s not usual to be unusual.”  –Syed Sharukh If you’re an actor, you are special, and you already know it. Don’t ...
Bringing Your A-Game to the Cold Read- NYCastings

As actors we spend a lot of time obsessing about auditions – with good reason, of course. We are in the only profession that I know of that requires workers ...
NYCastings - How to Get Seen at Equity Auditions

How to Get Seen at Equity Auditions… It’s a tale as old as time – or at least as old as our modern definition of work: you get out of ...
NYCastings-UKActing

We’re all different, we actors. Especially when it comes to the creative industries, everybody carves out their own path. No two roads are exactly the same when it comes to ...
NYCastingsexpressions

“The close-up, according to D.W. Griffith, allows subtle changes of facial expression – the raising of an eyebrow or the flicker of a smile – to become part of the ...
NYCastings - 5 Casting Director Tips

They say it isn’t what you know, but who you know in this business of show. Although that is an old and overused sentiment, it continues to be true. And ...