Sunday, June 15, 2014
I think method actors have some of the most amazing performances but they also tend to have rocky careers as actors. Technical actors can be very good as well but tend to be less dynamic or unique in their approach. I think a balance between the two is best for a long acting career. Learn technical techniques for day to day acting but benefit from the way a method actor really gets to know their character.
What do you think? I'm curious to see what other people think about this topic.
Sunday, April 20, 2014
And be sure to check out some great free monologues to audition with at http://www.freedrama.net/small1.html
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
A teen actor said his dream is to be on Saturday Night Live (SNL) and asked how he can achieve that dream. I actually have a good answer for that one. Second City is the place to train.
"The Second City is the leading brand in improv-based sketch comedy. With theatres in Chicago and Toronto, Training Centers in those cites as well as Hollywood, 11 full time touring ensembles, thriving corporate communications and theatricals divisions as well as television and film operations, The Second City has been called "A Comedy Empire" by the New York Times."
Here are some SNL actors who got their start at Second City:
John and James Belushi
SNL your dream? Second City is a good place to start.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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Sunday, February 9, 2014
We are looking for energetic hosts for both atmosphere performance and stadium shows.
Surprise Squad These hosts are high energy yet approachable actors with strong improv skills.
They are enthusiastic about SeaWorld’s 50th Anniversary and eager to share the “Wow” with park guests. They must be comfortable both on microphone and in one on one interaction These hosts should be comfortable walking for long periods of time as they will travel throughout the park Interactive Stadium Host These hosts should have a youthful energy and athletic build.
They are comfortable leading audience participation and getting a large audience excited They must be comfortable on microphone and working in a large stadium Please prepare a 1 minute, family friendly, comic monologue. You may be asked to participate in some improv exercises and join in some interactive dances and games.
Auditions will begin at 6:00 pm on SeaWorld property.
Please contact us at SWFShows@SeaWorld.com for an audition appointment.
When arriving for the audition, please drive to SeaWorld as if you were a guest. Once through the toll plaza, look to your right for the Ports of Call gate and park as close to that as possible. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to audition appointment to sign in and do paperwork. Performances will begin in Mid-March If you have any questions please email us SWFShows@SeaWorld.com or leave a message on our audition line at 407-370-1303. performers will be contracted through Odd-o-Ts’ Entertainment.
Friday, January 10, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
The most popular monologues are "The Not So Perfect Child" and "Demons."
"End the Hurting" and "Destroy Me" are other monologues that have been requested recently.
The above options are dramatic but there are many comedy options on the Freedrama.net website as well.
Date of Audition
499 Peachtree Street NE
Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT:
Monday, January 13, 2014
10 AM – 5 PM
(appointments are in 5 minute time slots)
E-mail Jeanette Meierhofer at Jeanette@shakespearetavern.com or call (404) 874-5299 x 41 before 5 PM on Sun, 1/12.
> A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
Artistic Director: Jeff Watkins
SPT 7; $448/week minimum
Equity actors, men and women, for the 2014 Season Plays:
NOTE: No housing is available to out-of-town
Prepare two brief contrasting monologues: one by Shakespeare and one comedic monologue (the Shakespeare monologue may be comedic only if the other monologue is not comedic). Singers may prepare 16 bars of an a cappella song.
Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.
Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout each session as time permits.
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE-Local P/R Req
Center Theatre Group
Los Angeles, CA
Here are some casting calls on CBS television: http://www.cbs.com/casting
New to acting? Check out these free tips to help you get started at http://www.freedrama.net/acting.html
New a monologue for an audition, go to http://www.freedrama.net/small1.html