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Castings and AuditionsFilm and TelevisionTheatre

8 Similarities between Acting and Yoga

In a time where our perceived value is often measured by how productive or efficient or visible on social media we are, it’s so easy to feel lost in our screens and disconnected from the natural, social environment that we’re a part of.  And with feelings of stress, anxiety and depression so common now, it’s no wonder tools like yoga and meditation that help to counteract these feelings are so accessible. But while yoga and meditation have helped so many reconnect with themselves and others, they’re not for everyone. The thought of doing just one downward dog in a room…
Beth Abood
September 3, 2019
Castings and AuditionsFilm and TelevisionTheatre

17 OF THE BEST FREE MONOLOGUES FOR TEENS

Finding the right monologue is such an important part of preparing for an audition. You want to make sure you find one that shows off your best attributes and talents and puts you in the best light, which is not an easy task! This is why we’ve scoured the Internet and our favourite monologue books to curate this list of free monologues for teenagers, split into male and female. There’s a wide range of topics, personality types and genres to pick from – all entertaining and all on the shorter side to keep your audience engaged. Please note: No copyright…
Beth Abood
August 12, 2019
Castings and AuditionsFilm and TelevisionTheatre

7 Ways to Deal with Audition Rejection  

We take it you’ve clicked on this post because you’ve been given the bad news, or worse, no news at all. You don’t know why you didn’t get the part, or what they were looking for, and you probably won’t until you see it on screen a year from now – but don’t be disheartened! Even if you don’t feel it right now, you’re here because deep down you’re determined to keep acting and for that you should be applauded.  It’s been said that it takes a new actor 40 auditions to book one job and a more established actor…
Beth Abood
July 24, 2019
Events and CommunityFilm and TelevisionTheatre

Because Actors Have Chakras Too – Balancing Your 7 Chakras in 7 Days

If you've been feeling off-balance lately when it comes to your acting career, you may have some chakras out of balance. Here is a list of some acting-related exercises you can do to help you unblock those chakras, and get back into balance ready for that next class, audition, performance, or opportunity. Note: We do not claim to be chakra-experts or the Eckhart Tolles of the acting industry. For detailed information on chakras, we encourage you to Google.  Day 1 - The Root Chakra AKA The I Am Supported Chakra Where is it: The base of your spine, your tailbone..…
Nisrine Amine
September 3, 2018
Castings and AuditionsFilm and TelevisionIndustry NewsTheatre

Nisrine’s Favourite Inspirational Clips for Actors

You get a clip! And you get a clip! And you get a clip! I have always admired Oprah. And have always been a fan of her Favourite Things segment. Now I can't give you each a car, or a trip overseas on a Qantas plane BUT I can share with you my favourite inspirational videos and clips that have helped get me through the bumps on my acting journey. I hope you enjoy. #1 For when I get jealous of other people's achievements. God's Timing by Bishop T.D. Jakes I don't share this because I'm religious. I share it…
Nisrine Amine
August 6, 2018
Theatre

5 Tips for Rehearsing for a Play

Whether it's your first time entering the rehearsal room, or you are well set up in your routine - rehearsing a play can be an arduous process. Regardless of your experience in the theatre world, everyone struggles at some point in learning lines and working effectively in the creative process. You may be a lead role for the first time in a full-length play, or part of an ensemble in a smaller production, but the elements of a rehearsal and bringing a show together are relatively similar. In saying all this, it’s not as difficult as you first may think!…
Charlie Fielke
June 19, 2018
Theatre

List of Theatres and Theatre Companies in Sydney

Why, as an actor, is this list helpful? If you're wanting to get out and about and watch more live theatre. If you do, after all, call yourself an actor and are keen to perform on the Sydney stage, then it is only logical that you are aware of the stages themselves. Visiting regular theatre shows keeps you accountable and helps to inspire your next performance. You will also become familiar with the actors and actr...
Nisrine Amine
June 8, 2018
Castings and AuditionsFilm and TelevisionTheatre

Why a Highlighter is an Actor’s Worst Enemy

Actors, lend us your highlighters! ('cause they're a hinderance and you don't need 'em). What's the first thing you do when you get given a script or an audition side? You get out your highlighters and highlight your character's lines. Highlighting is good, yes, because it makes it easier to navigate your lines during rehearsal. The lines are 'highlighted' and stand out more and therefore make it easier for you to learn them. But we're going to let you in on a little secret... An audition is not about your lines. In fact, it's not about lines at all. Acting…
Nisrine Amine
April 8, 2018