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The Actor's Challenge to Make a Living

The odds and the realities of making a living at doing what we love, acting, put in perspective, isn't pretty. Actors really have two jobs; first the audition, in which you must be brilliant, and show that you are easy to get along with. And second, after you book the job, to do the job well. Making a living in the industry is not an easy task. Daily you race to auditions, sometimes with only a few hours notice to prepare, and often in an unforgiving environment, stressed by traffic or…

The Actor's Challenge to Make a Living

Today's guest post comes from an acting vet with over 50 film and television roles under his belt, including a role in two of the biggest grossing sequels of all time. With so much success, you would think things would come easy for Jeffrey Weissman. Not so fast, my friends. I asked Jeffrey to share his tale with the Stage 32 community. He graciously accepted. His story is one of highs and lows, fast breaks and false starts, and lessons learned the hard way. It's also a story …

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