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-AllAboutTheBenjamins

There’s a well-worn cliché you’ve probably heard before about writing, usually uttered by a clueless coffee shop Shakespeare who spends more time on social media than Microsoft Word: “Writers write,” ...
NYCastings-BodyMovment

“Fie, fie upon her! There’s language in her eye, her cheek, her lip,  Nay, her foot speaks; her wanton spirits look out  At every joint and motive of her body.” ...
NYCastings-LondonActing

From time to time, we all get the travel bug. And sometimes it’s not only the travel bug, but a sense that it’s simply time to try something – or ...
Stand-Up Comedy Can Fuel Your Acting Career

So an actor walks into a comedy club… That’s it, there’s no joke here, just a thought: when was the last time you deliberately took yourself out of your comfort ...
Why You Should Reconsider If You're Thinking About Quitting Acting

Actors can be a sensitive lot, as we all know. It just makes sense; in order to to do this job and do it well, you have to be closely ...
Five Ways To Be Your Own Talent Agent

As dedicated actors, we all know just how hard we work. But the truth is that, when it comes to the actual acting, it really isn’t like “work-work” in a ...
Improv Class

As dedicated actors, we all know the importance of constantly challenging ourselves. We try new things, delve into art forms we haven’t previously explored, and of course we’re always on ...
ActorsShowcase

Actors, Don’t let anyone fool you: the actor’s life is a gloriously enjoyable one. We get to collaborate with creative, energetic, passionate people of all stripes every day. (Did I ...
Acting Is Listening

One of the fundamental lessons for newbie actors to learn is of course the importance of listening. Focusing fully on the other person or people in a scene with you ...
ExpandYourActingCareer2

As we all learn early on when we get into the acting game, choices are important. It could even be said that making strong choices is the key difference between ...
NYCastings-CreatYouOwnActingWorkLikeMattandBen

Acting Work! So as we talked earlier this week (Part 1 of Creating Your Own Acting Work), it’s just a fact: in the acting game there are peaks and valleys. The ...
Acting Drought be like Matt and Ben

You ever have one of those acting hot streaks, where you can do no wrong? A period where you book everything you touch, even to the point where you’re turning ...
NYCasting Acting Classes - Which Should You Choose

“I’ll always be there because I’m a skilled professional actor. Whether or not I’ve any talent is beside the point.” – Michael Caine Does everyone remember when they booked their ...
NYCastings-ActorsEquityAssociation

To conclude our series on actor’s unions where we talk about the ins and outs of joining, or deciding not to join – or deciding to join but not really ...
SAG-AFTRA-NYCastings JOBS

As actors, of course we have a drive and a love for performing that supersedes virtually all other considerations. We’re the people who might have been ridiculed in high school ...
NYCastingsSAG-AFTRA

For many actors the question of whether they want to join an actors’ union is a given: hell yes, I want to join! After all, that’s the dream, isn’t it? ...
ImprovinActing

As actors, what brings many of us joy in the work is that sense of riding a dragon when you step on stage or in front of the camera. No, ...
Why Producers Should Pay Their Actors

If there’s one thing everyone in the world has in common it’s money. Not that we all have it, but rather that we all need it. Whether you’re a single ...
Actors on aging

If there’s one thing that actors of all stripes worry about, it’s appearance. Let’s just be honest, kids. Yes, our talent is the most important thing, of course. But acting ...
NYCastings Getting Your Career Off The Ground

The whole world seems to be focused on Westeros right now as the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones gets rolling – as of this writing already one-sixth of ...