Ilana Rapp

Zoe Saldana and Chris Pratt in Guardians of the Galaxy

Being an actor requires an immense amount of skill, dedication, and persistence. While the allure of bright lights, acclaim, and artistic fulfillment draws many to the acting avenue, it’s equally marked by a multitude of rejections. These are not just ...
Astronomical Theater

The vast expanse of the cosmos, with its twinkling stars and celestial mysteries, has long captured the human imagination. Through art, literature, and now theater, we have endeavored to interpret and depict the wonders of the universe. One particular niche, ...
SAG-AFTRA Strike Demands, Impact, and Industry Reshaping

“In a perfect world, I would like someone on the other side to say, ‘We have to make this a more employee-friendly industry. It behooves us all to take that high road.’ That would be a great achievement for us. ...
How Actors are Revolutionizing Law Enforcement with Micro-Expression Training

Making a living as an actor is not easy. One solution to keep your chops up is Micro-Expression Training for Law Enforcement and Security. While traditionally we might think of actors as belonging exclusively on the stage or in front ...
Dacre Montgomery of Stranger Things

In cinema and theater, there exists a fascinating field known as underwater performance acting. This form of art requires actors to immerse themselves, quite literally, to bring characters to life in an aquatic setting. Whether it’s the profound underwater scenes ...
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One of the most captivating elements of our art is the capacity to explore the inner workings of our characters and bring them to life in a manner that connects with various audiences. The way a character interacts with different ...
Michael D. Cohen and Cooper Barnes

This interview with Michael D. Cohen was conducted prior to the SAG-AFTRA strike. Meet Michael D. Cohen, actor and passionate LGBTQ+ advocate, best known for his captivating portrayal of Schwoz in Nickelodeon’s beloved series Henry Danger and its successful spinoff ...
Hugh Jackman as Wolverine

The art of playing a tough character goes beyond simply portraying anger or sternness; it’s about unraveling the layers that create a complex and multidimensional individual. Understanding the psychological hint behind such characters can greatly enhance an actor’s performance, allowing ...
NYCastings The Do's and Don'ts of Introducing Your Newborn to Show Business

Parents across the globe have varied dreams and ambitions for their newborn babies. For some, the allure of show business, with its glamour, fame, and financial benefits, is irresistibly captivating. However, navigating the world of entertainment with an infant is ...
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The art of delivering an impressive monologue is a skill often neglected, especially amongst teenagers. Yet, in a world increasingly valuing effective communication, this talent is more essential than ever. Acting auditions, speech competitions, presentations – these all require a ...
The Great Balancing Act Between Personal Life and Acting

“Cut!” the director yells for the 23rd time that day. Just another day in the park, eh? Welcome to the fabulous world of acting, where you need to cry on cue, fall in love with that random co-star, convincingly portray ...
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Oh, the dramatics of being a child actor! Remembering lines, hitting marks, smiling on cue—and that’s just for the family photo. But once you step onto the stage or in front of the camera, things get a little more…well, shall ...
Mastering the Art of Voice Modulation: A Guide for Actors

Acting is an art form that involves the entire being, and the voice plays a pivotal role in it. Voice modulation is the ability to adapt one’s voice which can breathe life into a character, making it seem more real and relatable. ...
Seniors  line learning a script from their tablet.

As actors mature in age, the challenge of line learning can become more significant. This issue is not just due to age; even younger actors can struggle with memorizing their parts. However, the good news is, there are several techniques actors ...
NYCastings-Managing-Performance-Anxiety

Many actors commonly experience performance anxiety, also known as stage fright. The stress of delivering an engaging performance can occasionally become overpowering, resulting in feelings of anxiety and nervousness. However, with effective strategies and techniques, actors can learn to manage ...
Harnessing-the-Power-of-Silence-Ingrid-Bergman-in-Casablanca

In the realm of acting, the significance of silence is frequently disregarded. Numerous actors prioritize their spoken lines, conveyed emotions, and physical gestures. Nevertheless, the potential of silence should not be underestimated. Skillfully employing moments of silence can elevate a ...
Sustaining Longevity in Acting Careers

It’s no secret that the entertainment industry is highly competitive. For actors, sustaining longevity in their careers can often feel like traversing a tightrope while juggling flaming bowling pins. However, fear not! In this article, we will delve into the ...
Anissa Felix. Photo Credit: Austin Morales

Anissa Felix, who you can catch on Netflix’s Survival of the Thickest, gave us an in-depth look at how her professional life has impacted her personal life. You’ll also find valuable advice as to how she approaches auditions, characters and ...
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Ah, the magic of movies! The magic of the silver screen goes beyond just entertaining us with heart-pounding action and touching emotional moments. It leaves an unforgettable imprint on our shared memories, creating iconic scenes that are more than just ...
NYCastings-The-Power-of-Emotional-Intelligence-for-Actors-Share-Article-of-Sucess

Hey there, fellow actors and aspiring thespians! Have you ever wondered what makes a truly remarkable performance? Is it the perfect delivery of lines? The ability to immerse yourself in a character’s world? Well, buckle up because we’re about to ...