Acting Advice

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By Katie Northlich – Actor, Writer, Acting Coach, NYCastings Improv Coach I stand there in the small, airless audition room, just having slated my name and agency, waiting.  The Director and Casting Director are talking quietly, shuffling papers amongst themselves.  A ...
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The animated films and television shows have taken over our lives. When was the last time you saw a movie without animation? (If your answer is “last week”, then I still give you permission to read this article.) More and ...
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You did it! You found the perfect casting notice, you submitted for the role, and now it’s time for you to head into the casting office for an audition. So, you fill your folder with headshots and resumes, you prepare your sides, ...
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“If you think you don’t need a refresher acting class, you’re dead wrong.” I was torn between titles for this article, so I decided to stick with my original thought which was “If I Can Tell You’re Acting, Then You’re ...
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For actors, nothing can be more terrifying than walking into that audition room. Going in front of the people who could give you your next job is nerve-racking. But, unfortunately, it’s something we all must do. Because, like they say, practice makes ...
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We’ve collected lots of acting quotes over the years, but these are the best. Every time we read them we become inspired and focused, and fall in love with the craft all over again. May they do the same for ...
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We, as humans, tend to overthink situations. An audition is a situation. No matter where you are in your career, going on an audition gets your blood pumping and the adrenaline just doesn’t stop. You’re so excited you have trouble ...
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DILEMMA ONE: Oh no! You have to cancel your big audition tomorrow! Even bigger dilemma: What if it’s a callback? Or even BIGGER crazy thought: What if it’s a JOB? It goes something like this: At 4 pm you get ...
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Too often I’m confronted with people who ask about the well being of young performers. Questions such as “How are they able to socially adjust if they’re always pretending to be someone else?” and “How do they have time to ...
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Pisay Pao (pAh-SAY poW) plays Casandra in the SyFy Network’s HIT show Z Nation! (www.syfy.com/znation) now in it’s 2nd season, which premiers September 11 at 10/9c. She’s trying to survive in a Zombie Apocalypse on TV and survive a hectic shooting schedule in real ...
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Dusan Brown played Young Simba in the North American Touring Company Production of the musical The Lion King and voices the character of AJ in Nickelodeon’s Blaze and the Monster Machines. Just how far are you and your family willing ...
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Pretending is fun. It’s an action that has been utilized for lifetimes, whether it be pretending to battle dragons in the backyard or pretending to enjoy the vegetable lasagna that grandma worked tirelessly on. However, over an extended period of ...
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Much like the commitment required to truly be a performer, running Gotham City is no easy undertaking. However, Zabryna Guevara manages to complete both tasks with ease. Actors seeking jobs on TV, Film and Theatre can find inspiration in her ...
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Beards, tattoos, lots of hair or thinning hair, the clothes you wear. You may not know the names of these two actors but you’ve certainly seen their faces. When you talk to your friends about them, you say, You know, ...
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Elysia Rotaru stars in the new CW series iZombie which premiered March 17, 2015. Elysia is currently working on a short film called The Wall@TheWallSF. Follow Elysia on Twitter:@elysiarotaru.Special thanks to Jessy Coisnon. It’s not often I get to interview ...
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NYCastings.com proudly presents “Q an A” (Question an Actor) where Robert Peterpaul (America’s Got Talent, Access Hollywood) sits down to gain valuable insight from today’s most acclaimed performers. Tune in and let us help you succeed in your career. Episode ...
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NYCastings.com presents “Q an A” (Question an Actor) where Robert Peterpaul ( America’s Got Talent, Access Hollywood) sits down to gain valuable insight from today’s most acclaimed performers. Tune in and let us help you succeed in your career. Episode ...
Photo: Vince Trupsin

25 years. That’s how long it took for Jamie McShane to feel like he’d finally made it as an actor. Now, these days you may recognize him from memorable stints on Sons of Anarchy, and Southland or his bits in high ...
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Oftentimes there is confusion about working on Broadway vs. Regional vs. Community theater. There are so many factors that come into play (pun intended, haha. Ok so I need a new joke, whatever). Back on track. There are pay scale ...
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Performers seeking authentic advice should search no further than the honest guidance of Heather Matarazzo. The New York raised actress has remained in the spotlight ever since her lead role in the coming of age film,Welcome to the Dollhouse. This ...