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Audition Stories: Size Does Matter (Part Two)

by Michael Rahhal The casting assistant comes out of the room. Young, normal looking, she ignores us all. “Ben?” she asks. One of the basketball players stands up, bursting into action. He flashes his veneers, running a hand through his thick, black hair. “Let’s party!” he says. The assistant laughs, charmed. The rest of us […]

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Audition Stories: Size Does Matter (Part One)

by Michael Rahhal It’s raining. I pull into the enormous lot of the Sunkist building—an island of brick and wood surrounded by a gray moat of blacktop. Signs direct me toward the visitor’s parking area, and rain hammers the roof of my pick up as I park. I’m as far from the main entrance as […]

The Nature of the Script

As Stella Adler once said, “Don’t call yourself an actor – call yourself a script interpreter. Because if you can’t interpret a script, you won’t be an actor for very long.” What does this quote mean to you? What is the point Stella is driving home? Do you know how to interpret a script? Why […]

The Actors Currency

The currency I see most actors spending their time on is their looks. They spend 10 to 15 hours a week in the gym but never see a play. They spend thousands of dollars on products and clothes, but won’t pay to watch every movie that’s nominated for an Oscar. They’ll spend countless hours updating […]

Being In The Game

Auditioning, especially when you are new to the industry, is stressful. There is no doubt about it. Yet, even for the experienced actor, anxiety and fear can creep in and chip away at your audition. Why? Well, nine times out of ten I find that it lies in the actors sheer want and need to […]

They vs. It

THEY are casting directors, directors, producers, the networks, and, yes, even you.   IT is the script.   In an audition, how do you bring the script to life while giving them what they want?   You don’t. It’s a myth.   The myth has you squeeze, contort and bend yourself into something that you […]

Why You Should Take An Acting Class

Acting classes are an amazing investment for both those that want to become an actor and those who just want to gain valuable life skills. For aspiring actors, acting classes are an amazing place to learn new skills from a professional while interacting with others who want to achieve the same goal. Communication One of […]

Acting For Beginners

So you know that you want to be an actor. But where do you start? What are the most important things to know? How do you learn to find your voice and tell stories? Every new actor has a million questions. Here are some tips to help you find your way in this crazy industry. […]

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