The Actor’s Ultimate Reading List

Jamie Irvine at Backstage provides an expansive reading list of books and plays to help actors perfect their technique and craft. Whether you’re a writer or an actor, reading preexisting material such as books, plays or screenplays, is essential to your development and growth as an artist and these books and plays listed are worthy of adding to your current list.

Read the full article here: The Ultimate Reading List for Actors

Line!

Memorizing lines is tough work. Peter O’Toole once discussed the fact that when an actor receives a script, they have to do more than merely learn the lines, they have to study them. However, time does not always allow for actors to have ample amounts of time for such an endeavor, so Matt Newton with Backstage offers some ideas on how to effectively learn your lines when you’re pressed for time. So when you get called up at the last minute to play Alexander Hamilton, you’ll be ready 🙂 Break a leg!

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15 Things to Always Keep in Your Bag During Auditions

Amy Russ at Backstage provides actors a list of 15 things they should always have on hand, especially during an audition. This is a helpful guide to get your audition prep kit started and give you ideas as to how to customize your go-to supply list for auditions. Break a leg!

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Being “open to receive luck”

The incredible Bryan Cranston opens up about ambition, his craft, and how everyone should be “open to receiving luck” when it comes their way.

“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.” – Seneca

Watch the full video here: Bryan Cranston on craft, ambition and being “open to receive luck”

Parents, Don’t Kill Your Child’s Career Before It Starts

Parents, this article is for you. Todd Etelson with Backstage gives some insights on the parent’s role in a child’s acting career. It may feel like tough love or a hard pill to swallow, and it’s by no means anyone’s intention to tell you how to raise your child or how to manage their career, this is just a set of etiquette rules to keep in mind as your helping your child reach their goals and support their career.

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5 Ways to Stand Out & Be Memorable to Casting Directors

Casting Director Amy Jo Berman provides her expertise on how to have a successful audition while in the room with the casting directors. Break a leg!

AUDITION TIPS | 5 WAYS TO STANDOUT & BE MEMORABLE TO CASTING DIRECTORS

Great Disney Audition Songs for Women

Ladies, are you looking for a good audition song? Looking for some new material? Rebecca Strassberg with Backstage curated a list of Disney songs that will serve you well in the audition room. Break a leg!

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5 Ways to Get Into Character

Ken Lazer with Backstage provides five tricks to help actors get into character as you prepare to meet with a casting director or getting ready to go on stage.

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