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Have you earned actor success?

Have you earned actor success? Or have you just graduated from drama school believing you will now be successful due to all your training? It is that time of year when I am talking to various drama and acting schools. For many of the students,

What should Actors Prep for in their Next Audition?

A lot of drama teachers and actors will have you believe that the only criteria we use for audition success is your ability. A lot of drama teachers will have you believe that the only way to audition success is through scene and character analysis.

Casting Directors Hate This In Auditions

I came back from holiday recently, and on holidays is when I read all the books I try and keep up with and can’t when I’m reading scripts. A book I read was ‘Silkworm’ by Robert Galbraith. The book described a character as ‘a reliable

What Are Casting Directors Looking For?

I think the problem with actors in terms of success in auditions is that their goal is wrong. You want to show how good an actor you are. No. I’m a casting director. Take it from me, I’ve seen over 120,000 auditions. I’ve seen people

For Actor Audition Success, Prepare Nothing

In the classic online scene from Entourage, the character Johnny Drama played by Kevin Dillon in his ‘audition’ for CSI that “Just tell me what you want. Because I can do it a million ways” What do you want? Tell me what to do, what