As a performer, you are your greatest advocate. It’s up to you to paint a clear concise picture of what you do. You’re in the business of selling you. If you can’t sell yourself in a way people can understand in a matter of 15-30 seconds, you’re not adequately marketing yourself.
As an actor, if you want to be working the high-level jobs like a role in a major motion picture, on network and streaming TV, or any onscreen job negotiated under a union contract for which union benefits and salary are paid and given, then you’ll need to make the decision to join SAG-AFTRA. The big question then, more often than not, is when is the right time to join the union once you become eligible?
With the future of arts funding in question, it’s more important than ever to develop your own income sources as an artist to ensure career longevity and overall personal survival.
Creating your own work is, of course, no easy task but with some proactive perseverance, it can be achieved. Just think how rewarding it’ll be when you’re making money on your own terms and still have the ability to participate in other projects.
In my case, my solo show (which I created through collaboration with ...
So you have an agent and are ready for the auditions to start pouring in. But before you get comfortable sitting around waiting for the phone to ring, let’s look at some proactive ways you can help your agent help you!
Take a proactive stance on both the talent and business sides of your career.
Make sure you have appropriate audition material ready for any potential audition that could come from your agent. If you’re a stage performer gunning for Broadway, learn material for the shows you co...
Unless you have the magic bean that sprouts a money tree or, better yet, have been blessed with a surplus of financial funds, the reality is that every actor will need a day job at some point in his or her career. Whether it’s beginning of the artistic journey, between gigs, and, more often than not, like myself and hundreds of other Broadway and on-camera pros, as a complement to performing endeavors to ensure a financial cushion well into an artistic career for years to come.
Finding that p...
Interview with Broadway Performer Alicia Albright for TheatreNerds.com
Part of the magic of putting on a big Broadway-style musical are the performers coming offstage and onstage at lightning speed with a change in costume. However, accomplishing a costume quick change is no easy task. Here are some tips so you can pull off one just like the Broadway pros do...
Though it’s easy to get dazzled by a show’s music, acting and choreography, set pieces quite literally set the stage for the world you are witnessing and are a vital part of any Broadway musical. Whether they wind up being part of a major plot point or provide a visual spectacle, here are nine of the most iconic set pieces on Broadway:
1. The Chandelier in ‘Phantom Of The Opera’
This moving set piece is the pièce de résistance of this show, gliding over the audience and crashing down to help ...
What makest the Richard Rodgers Theatre in NYC so lucky? Watch this to find out.
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Backstage Tour of "Billy Elliot" on Broadway as part of Episodic Series Broadway Backstage from BroadwayBlogspot.com. Host: Kimberly Faye Greenberg