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.
NYCastings - Acting as a Second Career

One of the best things about teaching acting classes is the sheer variety of people you get signing up. Of course you’ll get the 20- and 30-something people who have ...
What Can You Expect in Your First Year as an Actor?

Acting is a wonderful, amazing, emotionally rewarding and incredible job, as anyone who is reading this already knows. People who get to act for a living truly are the luckiest ...
Communication

I was talking with a casting director the other day who was relating war stories from the olden times, back when she was just breaking in to the business. This ...
NYCastings Dialects

As stressful as auditioning is in general, there are few things cause actors to freak out more than finding out they have to employ a dialect in an audition. Even ...
NYCastings New Years Resolutions

“I made a resolution to floss, and I did it! 12:01, January 1st, bam! Blood everywhere.” – Michael Scott (Steve Carell), “The Office,” Episode 7.13 Well, it’s that time of ...
Reaching Out To An Agent Or Casting Director

As we all know, the acting business is jam-packed with a whole lot of actors who are all trying to book a tiny amount of available roles. In such a ...
NYCastings - Long Term Acting Plan

A while back actor/comedian Patton Oswalt did a guest appearance on lefty comedic-political podcast Chapo Trap House. During a riff on embittered right-wing comedian/pundits whom Oswalt just doesn’t find that ...
instagram to film success

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 ...
Casting Studio NYCastings what do Casting Directors look for

As actors, we have a tough row to hoe. Most people who don’t really understand acting think it’s easy: just step up there in front of the camera and say ...
Empowering the Actor with Acting Coach Joseph Pearlman

Acting coach Joseph Pearlman speaks with a tremendous positive energy and enthusiasm that’s downright infectious. But it’s the information he imparts to the actors he’s working with that’s the real ...