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News, thoughts, opinions and advice for the performing arts community.

Stage Makeup for Actors on a Budget


As a theatrical makeup artist, I watch actors struggle to find and pay for the “best of the best” when it comes to beauty; but we no longer live in an age in which shelling out all the cash for your beauty stash is necessary — there are plenty of basics that get the job done at a fraction of the price.

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New StageAgent Features – Summer 2015


Every month, hundreds of thousands of artists rely on StageAgent to be the Web’s most comprehensive and accurate theatre resource. As a result, our team is constantly working behind the scenes to gather feedback from users, fix bugs and add new features. During this past summer, we made some great enhancements to the site.  We wanted to make sure you’re especially aware of these four new StageAgent features!   

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Unveiling Artistic Identity or #WhyIMadeThisAlbum

The cover of Lenne Klingaman's brand-new album, THE HEART IS THE HUNTER

I did a crazy thing last week. I released my debut album, The Heart is the Hunter. I am an actor, mostly stage. Much classical. And I, an actor, have now birthed into the world a — what I like to call — indie folk pop record…we each have many voices. We may go through training of some kind to hone one or more of them, but ultimately what makes us good artists is our multitude of interests, desires, voices we have to share.

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A Theatre Geek’s Back-to-School Shopping Guide

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Shopping for normal-people school supplies is easy. You walk into Staples and buy one of everything and then never use it. But how should you approach back-to-school shopping as a theatre person? Allow me to translate your school supply list into theatrical terms, using every student’s favorite tool: Venn Diagrams.

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Audition Material That’s Right for YOU

Happy Days

I have found, both in my life as a creative and in my career in casting that there are two kinds of people: those who love auditioning and those that would rather eat glass, but know they must audition in order to work. Either way, auditioning is a necessary evil, if you want to be a professional actor. There is just no way around it. If you are a person who loves auditioning, consider yourself blessed.

If you are not one of those people, every little thing about the audition process probably becomes something that you question or second-guess. What you wear, when you arrive, what you prepare, and even the simplest moments like interacting with the monitor become things that you obsess about the night before — and maybe even sometimes stop you from going to your audition. These fears become your excuses.

First, I just want to say that these fears are totally valid. How you deal with the process of putting yourself out there is your own business, and each individual relationship with the audition process from breezy to terrified is totally legitimate.

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