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If you want to be a successful actor, there are a few things you need to master. First and foremost is your monologue. A monologue is a speech that is given by an individual, typically in a dramatic play. It ...
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The importance of confidence for actors cannot be understated. A lack of confidence can be crippling for an actor, leading to a performance that falls flat. Conversely, a confident actor is able to command the stage and deliver a powerful ...
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The first step in teaching a child about acting is to help them understand the basics of the craft. This includes explaining what acting is, what it means to be an actor, and what skills are necessary for the profession. ...
Good Trouble With Dhruv Uday Singh

Dhruv Uday Singh of Freeform’s Good Trouble is an actor, a serious comedian and an improv extraordinaire. In the acting world, improv, otherwise known as improvisation, “is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of ...
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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, what you see on the screen, that couple of hours ...
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 zone as a performer? Like, REALLY out there?  Most of ...
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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 the lookout for new classes to take. And while no ...
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 first paying gig? It’s truly an amazing feeling –  whether ...
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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, that wasn’t a backhanded Game of Thrones reference, (although, did ...
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If you go out to see theater on a regular basis–and you really should, not only to support theater in general as well as your friends’ shows, but also to contribute to your ongoing education as an actor–you’ve probably seen ...
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Everyone can use a little change. Especially when it’s for the better! So go ahead and get ready to make a difference in the way you approach auditions, with these 5 deep insights from Anthony Pichette – a casting director ...
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52 hours of non-stop improv in New York City! Once again, improv mania took over New York as The Del Close Marathon celebrated its 12th anniversary this weekend. It kicked off at 6pm on Friday July 30th and went full ...
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A playful conversation with Casting Director, Producer, Consultant – Jodi Collins In New York there is something in the water that breeds a comedic sensibility, says Casting Director Jodi Collins who specializes in the funny business – aka… casting comedic ...