Monday, March 16, 2009

How to Get Started in Acting

Everyone starts somewhere. You can start right now. Whether you are 18 or 80, it is never too late to get into acting. Actors are needed in every age group and every, varying amount of good or bad looks. After all it is acting, not modeling!

LOCAL COMMUNITY THEATRE - A great place to start is at your local community theatre. First go a see a show or two. Next contact the theatre to find out when they will be holding auditions. Keep trying until you get a part.

PRACTICE - A good actor practices for an unheard of amount of time. Read your script and memorize the lines exactly. For example, if the word in the script is cannot, than pronounce it correctly, do not say can't. After you think you have the lines memorized, go over them again just to make sure.

BIG TIME - When you think you are ready to advance, you may need to move to an area where there is a lot of work, such as New York or Los Angeles. Go to as many auditions as you can. Don't give up. It may take years and thousands of auditions before you get a break, but it will be worth it when it happens. If you quit, you will never know what you could have been.

AGENTS - Get yourself an agent as soon as possible. Let them know that you are very dedicated and that their time will not be wasted on you.
Good luck!

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