5 Things Young Actors Need to Land TV Roles

I’ve been working with young actors for many years, first as a talent representative and today as an acting teacher and coach. When I ask them what they want to achieve in this business, the responses vary: to be on Broadway, to be famous, to make people laugh, to be on a television series. Years [...]

By | 2018-02-08T14:13:26+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

10 Job Skills You Can Learn From Acting

Few actors are lucky enough to support themselves solely by acting. Whether it’s a day job or a new career, your acting skills and training will help you become successful in any profession. Here are 10 job-related skills the craft can teach you. 1. Closing the deal In any business, whether it’s a sales job [...]

By | 2018-02-07T22:27:57+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Articles|0 Comments

Winter Self-Care for Child + Teen Actors

I don’t shake hands with my students. It’s not that I am rude, I just don’t have to time to get sick. I have a responsibility to myself, my family, and my students to show up for work every day and do the best job I can. This time of year, germs are flying—stomach bugs, colds, [...]

By | 2018-02-07T22:27:57+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

How Young Actors Can Discover Powerful Audition Material

I love getting calls from students asking for a great monologue or scene for their upcoming audition or acting reel. It keeps me in business. But it’s important young actors learn where to find and how to choose their own material since doing so gives you the opportunity to find a unique piece that fits [...]

By | 2018-02-07T22:27:58+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

It’s Time to Take Boston Seriously as an Actor’s Hub

Production crews are flocking to New England, and with good reason. The scenery is breathtaking with snowcapped mountains in the winter, swan boat rides in spring, summer beachcombing on the Cape, and breathtaking fall foliage. Boston’s cobblestone streets, reminiscent of Paris at the turn of the century, lead to a bustling community rich with art [...]

By | 2017-11-09T16:57:19+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

7 Steps to a Successful College Audition

It’s that time of year again when thousands of high school students are applying to drama and musical theater college programs nationwide. These schools get more competitive with each passing year—depending on the track, they can accept as few as 10 new students a year. Therefore, it’s a good idea to start thinking about what [...]

By | 2017-09-24T22:01:41+00:00 September 24th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

6 Skills That Separate Novice Actors From Pros

In many fields and careers, there are different levels of credentials, like associate, professional, master, etc. In acting, we talk about novices, actors who are just beginning, and professionals, actors who have training and experience working in the industry. I teach my students how to act and audition like a professional, even if they’re still [...]

By | 2017-09-07T21:05:25+00:00 September 7th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

So Your Child Has an Interview With a Talent Rep? How to Prepare

Congratulations! Your child was spotted in a showcase performance by an agent or manager and called into their office for an interview and audition. Or perhaps your youngster’s beautiful photo and resume got the attention of an agent who followed up with a meeting. This is the start of getting signed by a rep who [...]

By | 2018-02-07T22:27:58+00:00 August 6th, 2017|Articles|0 Comments

Work Permits + Blocked Trusts: What You Need to Know for Child Actors

Your child is auditioning regularly in the hopes of landing a paying gig. The next step is to make sure you have everything in place to satisfy production and protect your child’s earnings, which means you’ll need to have valid work permits and a blocked trust (or Coogan) account. Plan in advance; don’t wait until [...]

By | 2018-02-07T22:27:58+00:00 July 21st, 2017|Articles|0 Comments