Acting

Whether you’re an actor, voice actor, casting director or anyone else related to the profession of acting, this is the place to discuss, share content and offer advice and tips on technique, audition strategies, headshots and all other topics related to the sweet science of acting

Stephen Anthony Bailey
Best And Worst Auditions

I don't really share much of how auditions go. But the truth is that as an actor, auditions suck. Audition. It's a terrible word that strikes anxiety and fear into the hearts of every actor. It's got the word AUDIT in there. Like your going to act for the IRS. It's terrifying. We should remove the w...

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Izzibella Beau

Thanks for the stories, Stephen. I don't have any to share but enjoyed reading yours. I know it's easy to say than to do, but don't get so worked up over auditions. They are just people too... just do...

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Stephen Anthony Bailey

Hey Izzibella, Not worked up. Just thought I'd share. I think it brings comfort to other actors when a fellow actor shares the pain of the awkwardness that can sometimes be the audition. I've worked o ...

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Arielle Tuzon
Starting New, Need Advice

Hi all! I recently decided to switch careers, and want to start acting and screenwriting. I have a low-paying freelance writing gig right now, but intend on moving to LA (I live about an hour away right now). It's just been terrible trying to find a steady job in the LA, as I'm sure has been every "t...

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Patrick Freeman

It's not that everyone is ignoring you on here. I think it's more a case of they're all in the same boat as you are. Most of the members of stage32, it seems to me, are aspiring as opposed regular wor...

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Gabin Kongolo
New member

How useful is stage 32 for castings? Or is it just good for networking?

Jaime Durham
Scene bot--Anyone Used It?

Hello. I've recently come across an app called Scenebot that allowed you to record yourself auditioning and upload it and supposedly get it seen by industry types. It was originally aimed at kids but recently expanded to all ages. However, I'm not sure about it. Has anyone here used it?

Amanda Fleming
Actors work outs and singing practice lodnon

is anyone who has piano experience and singing experience , want to form a singing practice group? also interested in forming a actors work out so we can practice out craft both singing and acting with out paying a fortune to someone, basically we hire a cheap room with piano together , and practice...

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Patrick Freeman
SAG/AFTRA Members

Time and again I come across actors who list SAG/AFTRA membership on their imdb page but they'll only have one or two credits over several years. And some times those credits include only shorts. Also they don't have an agent listed.My question(s) If you don't have an agent how are you getting union...

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Emma Suringa

I'm in an Australian union, even though I didn't have an agent I was actively building my resume, equity here in Australia have different levels of union cover so whilst I'm not booking paid jobs I ca...

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Patrick Freeman

If you're not booking paid jobs then how are you paying union fees? And if you're paying union fees then are the seminars really "free"?

David Timber

The intent of the post seems to have been derailed. I would like to read responses to the original question. It's makes a worthy premise.

Patrick Freeman

Thank you, David. For a while there I wondered if I had not communicated clearly.

JD Hartman

How are you paying your union dues? Maybe working as an extra by signing up with agencies like Sylvia Fay, Grant Wilfley, etc. They'll get you solid work on episodics for two or three days a week.

Bethany Brandt
First L.A. Trip

Hi,
I'm going out to L.A. in June with my husband for the first time. I've been researching, but there is a lot of conflicting information out there. I want to stay where a lot of auditions are being held so I know my way around the city when I c=go out there by myself. Any places I should check out and get really familiar with?
Thanks

Bethany Brandt

You guys are awesome! Definitely, can find some good deals on Airbnb. I've been checking out all these areas on google maps. I know you would typically shoot there, but where would you say you go to t...

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Bethany Brandt

Oh, and I love food so feel free to give me your expert suggestions for restaurants out there too!!!

James Grant Goldin

There's good food everywhere. There are a handful of famous local places that have stood the test of time and embrace their kitsch with gusto -- Pink's, on La Brea, is a hot dog stand shaped like a ho...

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Bethany Brandt

James, I think you just became my food soulmate. All of those places sound fantastic! Lol

Jan Haley-Soule

I live in Toluca Lake and I can literally walk everywhere (restaurants-bars-coffee houses-Trader Joes.) My guests have plenty of parking, and Lyft Line is about $6 to Hollywood for auditions or going...

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Stephen James
The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation launches voice-over workshops for juniors in conjunction with Boys & Girls Clubs Gulf Coast

A series of voice-over workshops for juniors has been launched by The NOLA Voice Talent Foundation in conjunction with Boys & Girls Clubs Gulf Coast. The workshops will be made available to Boys & Girls Clubs members at locations across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, beginning with the D'Iberville IP Ce ...

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Stephen Foster
Task #3 from my little tool kit

Script reading. This is a practice I started in High School when I wasn't getting cast (let's face it, how many roles are there for men who are 5 feet tall, with a high voice and crooked teeth?) , I would sneak off to the library and read scripts and dream about parts I could play if only I had the...

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Chad Stroman

Good suggestion as well.

Christopher Pornovets
Actors and Headshots

I am trying to find someone to do a new head shot . My pictures now are inadequate as I have lost considerable amount of weight . Problem is that I cannot afford headshots that are priced at 600+ . I really do not have the money to do such things at the current moment . I have been doing jobs as an...

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Derek Dean

My portfolio is at www.derekbergeyphotography.com. I got into photography because myself got sick of paying $600 for shots that once I cut my hair I could no longer use. It sucks because I can't take...

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Antonio Carrasco

That first link above is hilarious. The photos and web design remind me of when the internet was first invented. I charge $150 for headshots and people tell me I am very good: https://www.smartheadsho...

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Christopher Pornovets

I would totally want to work with you Antonio , but I live around NYC and your in LA :C . Thanks for the offer tho . If you lived closer it would be a done deal cause your photos are really great :)

Christopher Pornovets

anytime and if I know people that needs them in the LA area , You would be my first choice ^^

Stephen Foster
What is your favorite acting book and why?

What did the teacher specifically say that changed your career? My favorite is "Setting Free the Actor" by Ann Brebner. She taught me that a lot of my baggage around acting actually stems from my childhood and those issues can be handled (through acting!) This book was seminal to my own teaching as well!

Steven Harris Anzelowitz

Mr. Colbert(LOL) as you know I am a screenwriter so I only know those books. However I do believe Aristole's Poetics covers it all. Worked 2000 years ago and works today. And I feel it is broad enough to help you actors also.

Stephen Foster
Happy Oscar weekend!

This is a fun task to stretch your imagination: Meryl Streep just handed you an Oscar for Best actor, actress…Who do you thank?

Ralph Cashen

I would thank first off the writer who gave me the words to share the story and the casting people who gave me the opportunity to bring those words to life. Fellow cast members and crew without them i...

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Steven Harris Anzelowitz

God

Michael Eddy

Family and friends who've been the most supportive. Most no longer around to see this magic moment. The studio that made the movie. The director and actors. My grandfather who read my first scripts.

Hugh Jezard

Douglas Adams for the books where I learned how to think and the original Earth English Radio 4 broadcast out into space.

Stephen Foster

Thaaaaaaaaaaaank you everyone