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

Sam Ornstein
Historical fiction...

Hello!

Is anyone here in Stage32 interested in historical fiction?

My lifelong dream is partially realized with the completion of my historical fiction screenplay about ancient Egypt. I believe the world is ready for another epic film about ancient Egypt like The Ten Commandments and Cleopatra

Monica Mansy

Sam Ornstein, I love the idea! I l am always ready for another story from ancient Egypt. I'm Egyptian and am here to help in any way I can!

Charisse Tyler

I actually did a little research, Reuters article out there about how Americans know Big Macs better than the 10 Commandments. And I liked the music comment to add a la "The Lion King" to DeMille's in a revival - Food for Thought

Steve James

Sword and Sandals !

Tonya Todd

Hi, Sam. Congratulations on your screenplay. Tell us the details. Where are you in the process? (first draft, 3rd draft, polished and finished?) How long is the screenplay? What are your goals with it, and how can this community help?

Loren E Chadima

I love historical fiction. I think The Crown, Downton Abbey are great examples that people like them and want more.

John Silver
Resume Feedback

Hello everybody!

Would anybody be willing to give me some pointers on how I can improve my Professional Acting Resume? I am in the process of getting headshots, reworking my reel, and updating my acting portfolio for this year as I aim to take on any new projects that come along. I also intend to su...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Oh, and you may want to include where you work locally - so, even if you are located in NYC, for example, if you are willing to work as a local in Boston or Philly, include those as well.

John Silver

Jameson Martel - I am looking for auditions right now.

John Silver

Thank you Karen! I've been looking for pointers even as I review my resume and the only thing I've been getting in return are links to websites to pay for creating resumes.

Jameson Martel

Crap! If I'd know you were in Port Saint Lucie I could have got you in as a extra in my last feature. We only have a day or so left of filming unfortunately. If I get anymore projects down your way, I...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

WHA?! That's awesome, Jameson Martel! Glad to hear you two are so close - looking forward to hearing about y'all's collab!

Erick Freitas
Websites for Acting Gigs?

What does everyone use? I've been using Actor's Access and Backstage, and have landed gigs on both. But someone mentioned to use Casting Networks as well? The price seems pretty steep. Is it worth it? What do people generally think?

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Erick! You must be the same wavelength - posted something similar a few days ago! Here is the link for that post: https://www.stage32.com/lounge/acting/Top-5-Casting-Websites...

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John Higgins
Training in Acting again

Hi there. Just to let you know that I am now training again in Acting in the Meisner technique via remote training at an LA Studio from London, so will be looking to act in Films soon.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Congrats, John! Will you be doing scene work or monologues? I'd love for you to drop in and let us know how you're enjoying virtual training!

Stephen Foster
TikTok the clock is ticking! Embrace each obstacle and turn it into gold!

This year has been challenging (to say the least) to actors, but with each obstacle, comes the door of opportunity! I've been doing a lot of discarding this year! Dumping old ideas, creating stronger more focused plans. Saying NO to a lot of time-wasters and people who suck the creative life from me...

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Tasha Lewis

Karen what are you referring to.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Tasha - did you listen to the video above?

Aray Brown

Lmao!

Stephen Foster

thank you Aray Brown !

Aray Brown

You’re very welcome ;)

Karen "Kay" Ross
Top 5 Casting Websites?

On one of my FB groups, I saw this post, and I thought I'd ask y'all's two cents:

"HERE'S THE FOLLOWING CASTING WEBSITES CALIFORNIA ACCESS CASTING GROUP HIGHLY RECOMMENDS: 1.) Hollywood Casting & Film. 2.) Auditonsfree.com 3.) Casting Frontier. 4.) IMBD Pro. 5.) Actors Access. THE WORST CASTING WEBSI...

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Cameron Le Roy

In Canada, agents ask that you be set up on Actors Access and Casting Workbook

Lydia Kalmen

For NYC Casting Networks, Actors Access, and Backstage are the 3 main ones everyone suggests. And Playbill.com and the Equity site (for AEA members) are the main ones for theatre. IMDB Pro is great too.

Steve James

Does 'Best' mean that people are getting booked for roles via these sites?

Stephen Foster

I would add Stage 32 to the BEST casting website. I tell actors to come here first and connect with filmmakers! It changed my career!

Cameron Le Roy

Steve James, for us yes. From television to feature films..... top productions to student films, these sites are where it's at. Agents will see more castings than the actor so it's better to have repr...

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Ariadne Gallardo
Hi to everyone here in Stage 32 with some coments about our last sessions

These last sessions have been really interesting, analyzing the strength of the actor in front of the scene, on the one hand when the actor seizes the crisis or the impetus of something external that bends him and urges him to get the best of his own humanity hurt before the frustration of life arou...

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Debbie Croysdale

Cool thread. Understand completely yet hard to find words that resonate how I feel to everyone reading. I reckon Oscar Wilde nailed it “Through Art And Art Alone Can We Shield Ourselves From The Sordid Hurt Of Actuality.”

Gabriel Marinho
Actors needed for Table Read

Hello, fellow Stage 32 actors.  My script will be read for Stage 32 Writer's Group table read on January 19th at 6 P.M Pacific Time. I need seven actors. Please message me if you meet some of these descriptions and I'll send you the character sheet:  - Male, 40-45 (lead) - Female, 40-45 (lead) - Fem...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Gabriel Marinho! So excited to hear about your table read! Don't forget you can also list your search as a job listing: https://www.stage32.com/find-jobs/add

What's the script about? Do you have a...

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Michelle Lynn Conklin

Hello Gabriel, I am interested in your table read. Going to request to join your network now. Female (30-45)

Zorrawa Emily Ann Jefferson

I'm 21, but I'm black. If you can't find a actor, hit me up

Russ D Martin

40 White Male, available on the 19th.

Edward Skirtich
Pctv 21

Hi All- I'm trying something way, way different. My PCTV 21 show id for anyone any age for the purpose of learning how to read. Actors and actress always need practice with this so they're ready for auditions or performances. Recently my PCTV 21 reopened and I can do call in shows in which an actor...

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Edward Skirtich

HI All- Disregard the message- PCTV 21 studio is open but only allows myself and 1 family member with me. You can call in and read through scripts with me. Thank you. Sincerely- Ed Skirtich

Sam Chambliss
Good resource or template for casting directors

Hey everyone,

I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for making a nice spreadsheet for casting directors. I've got quite a few people auditioning for our projects and want a nice way to organize the actors so that I can refer to a database in the future.

Anyone have any ideas on this? Right now...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Sam Chambliss! My name is Kay, I'm the Community Manager here at Stage 32. If you'd like to learn more about myself and the Stage32 Team, we have an intro blog: https://www.stage32.com/blog/Meet-...

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Sam Chambliss

Thanks for the reply, Kay. I did some back and forth with a lot of different options, including making a wiki for our team, which in some cases might be a great way to go for people. What we ended up...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Ooo, good idea! Trello is good for project management for sure. Wait... how did you structure Trello for casting? Just curious.

Sam Chambliss

I've got a board for the actors, and each card has the actors headshot, with all their info inside, with links to their auditions that we have on Drive. Then I just made some lists for "keep for later" or "Call backs" etc. It's nice to have them in a easy to look at card system!

Stephen VamVaketis
Seeking actors in short drama film project called "The Gift"

Hello all,

I've been honing my skills producing various video projects and am ready to proceed with my first short film project. It is a fantastic story with a powerful message that also sheds light on our growing homeless problem here in the USA. It is essentially about a close relationship between...

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Stephen VamVaketis

I am also interested in collaborating with a talented writer who would be interested in reading and improving my screenplay. My writing skills are pretty good but I don't do that all day. Working with another writing creative would be quite interesting. Please PM me.

Rohit Kumar

I actually wrote half a short story related to the concept surrounding poverty and unemployment situation in America. I mean it's an universal concept just like yours. Good to see something simple as...

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Lyter Daniel

Give me a shout - I would love to help you out ...

Beth Fox Heisinger

Please post casting calls and/or any production needs on the JOBS board: https://www.stage32.com/find-jobs. That's where members post various "want ads" or any searches for creative partners, paid or...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

What Beth Fox Heisinger said! Also, consider working with an Art Director in pre-production but keep them off set - the fewer people on set the safer.

Lisann Valentin
Level Up: Self Tapes / At-Home Live Auditions

Hey Everyone! I know there's a ton of valuable information on leveling up self-tapes on the technical side but I haven't seen much on how to enhance at-home live auditions (via zoom or eco cast). I thought I'd share some of my research, should it help my fellow actors in this group.

For me, I have th...

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Dr Samita Nandy

Lisann Valentin I just came across your insightful post - thank you so much for sharing!

Lisann Valentin

Dr Samita Nandy thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy New Year!

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