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Should I Bring a Prop to my Audition?

Published September 8, 2020 42 Views

Should I Bring a Prop to my Audition?

The short answer is: Nothing that you wouldn't normally carry on your day-to-day person. Examples of generally appropriate props include cellphone, purse/wallet, pen/pencil, water/coffee/tea, housekeys, sunglasses/hat, book, etc... But you must know that the minute you pull out a prop, yo...

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Where should I study Acting?

Published September 7, 2020 34 Views

Where should I study Acting?

Whether you live in a small urban city or a large metropolitan area, as an aspiring actor, you are faced with many important decisions. Some decisions are minor and carry little consequence, but other choices are substantial and will have a dramatic impact on your future career as an actor. One...

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Auditioning for Acting School

Published September 4, 2020 41 Views

Auditioning for Acting School

To successfully audition for an acting school requires meticulous preparation and research. At the start of your journey, think about any teachers you would like to study with and why? What educational environment do you thrive in. What is the alumni networking system like? What do you have to o...

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Your Acting Career Starts With Commitment

Published September 3, 2020 50 Views

Your Acting Career Starts With Commitment

When you see a professional actor, flawlessly executing their craft on camera, it’s easy to assume that they are simply born with the talent and just have plain luck.  However, if you interview any successful actor, you’ll learn firsthand that there is hard work, persistence,...

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Do I Need to Use a British Accent When Auditioning for Shakespeare?

Published September 2, 2020 44 Views

Do I Need to Use a British Accent When Auditioning for Shakespeare?

The short answer is NO. Unless a particular dialect is specifically requested by the auditors, you will *always want to use your NATURAL speaking voice. (*Exceptions to this rule are characters who are specifically written in dialect such as Don Armado in Love's Labours Lost and Katherine in...

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Why do I need to work on monologues?

Published August 21, 2020 66 Views

Why do I need to work on monologues?

As a young actor, I took a great deal of pride in the training I’d received at a reputable professional actor training program at a prominent university. I, boldly, left school in my early twenties, having acquired a new-found emotional awareness, sensitivity and facility that I knew would ser...

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Judge Yourself and You Invite the World to do Likewise

Published August 21, 2020 58 Views

Judge Yourself and You Invite the World to do Likewise

“I’m sorry, can I start again?” Have you ever asked this question at an audition? If allowed to begin again, was the second go-around worth the restart? Was the first impression you made the one you intended? Do you recall these audition experiences with pride? Did any...

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Actors are Big Wave Riders, Surfing the Waves of Sensation

Published August 3, 2020 77 Views

Actors are Big Wave Riders, Surfing the Waves of Sensation

When an incident occurs, sensations build. When feelings and sensations become uncomfortable, we tend to use habitual behaviors to get off the wave of sensation. This is the time to hang in there with the experience. THE PRACTICE OF BEING PRESENT: Breathe...Relax...Feel... Watch..Al...

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Looking for an Online Acting Class?

Published July 26, 2020 120 Views

Looking for an Online Acting Class?

Here are a few things to consider... 1. HOW DO I FIND AN ONLINE ACTING COACH I CAN TRUST? Whether in-person, or online, actor training is intimate, personal, and, often, life-changing work. For actors seeking a professional career in what is a very competitive business, procuring qual...

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Acting Techniques for Public Speakers

Published February 5, 2020 412 Views

Acting Techniques for Public Speakers

Ever wonder whether the stagecraft practiced by actors of the highest caliber might apply to your own work as a public speaker or presenter? Over the past forty years, I’ve coached thousands of actors from Broadway, London’s West End and in Hollywood, as well as speakers, CEO’s...

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“2020 IS GOING TO BE MY YEAR”

Published December 26, 2019 363 Views

“2020 IS GOING TO BE MY YEAR”

With the New Year right around the corner, actors everywhere are dreaming big and hoping that 2020 will be overflowing with artistic fulfillment. But if you’re simply resolving to “get cast more” or “get famous,” chances are you’ll be feeling a tinge of disappoint...

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How to Find Monologues for Acting School Auditions

Published November 30, 2019 759 Views

How to Find Monologues for Acting School Auditions

3 Tips to find the perfect monologue for your acting school audition! When searching for the perfect monologue to use for acting school auditions, many actors find they don’t know where to begin!  They wonder - how can I possibly find a piece that, in just two minutes (or less!) will d...

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The Actor's Mindset: In Their Own Words

Published October 27, 2019 532 Views

The Actor's Mindset: In Their Own Words

Acting is by no means an easy profession, but it certainly can be rewarding. Still, it takes a mentally tough individual to handle the constant prospect of rejection. Thankfully, inspiration is all around you. The following quotes reference the mental fortitude needed for success in a competitive wo...

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New to Acting in NYC? What You Need to Know

Published September 19, 2019 450 Views

New to Acting in NYC? What You Need to Know

New York City has long been regarded as an international leader in the theater scene. From major Broadway productions to up-and-coming plays in small theaters, NYC offers a myriad of opportunities for novice and established actors alike. Before you take on the theater scene in New York, however, it&...

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4 Ways to Prepare for Your First Acting Class

Published July 17, 2019 1124 Views

4 Ways to Prepare for Your First Acting Class

If you’re considering a career in acting, your first step is taking actor training classes from a superior acting coach. It’s the best way to understand the patterns and scope that most beginner actors face when they embark on their career. These 4 ways of preparation will help you achie...

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Best Place for Acting Lessons

Published July 16, 2019 509 Views

Best Place for Acting Lessons

How do you begin your search for the “right” acting studio for you?  One that will provide you an artistic home with a supportive, challenging group of peers and an instructor  who will ensure your continued technical development and personal growth week in and week out? The...

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5 Things to Know Before Auditioning for Acting School

Published July 9, 2019 483 Views

5 Things to Know Before Auditioning for Acting School

The Two-Year Conservatory at the Tom Todoroff Studio is an in-depth professional training program located in the heart of New York City. Our training, led by a faculty of accomplished industry professionals, equips actors to work professionally in television, film, and theatre. We know that c...

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The Unshakable Skill Set

Published September 14, 2011 645 Views

The Unshakable Skill Set

We all have two equal and opposite needs in life: for certainty and for uncertainty. The former dictates that you must be professional in your preparation and punctuality, while the latter insists that you be unlike hundreds of other actors who have already been seen for this role. Success requires...

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