Category Archives: Career

Dealing with “No”: A Brief Rejection Deflection Guide for Actors

They said no. You prepared for your audition for hours, and they said no. What do you do now? Even though we know that rejection is a central component of a career in the theater, being denied a job we really want still stings. But don’t beat yourself up, our latest blog post offers five tips to help you deal with rejection as an actor.

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Drama Teachers: Time to Lesson Plan!

For every teacher, writing lesson plans is a time-consuming task. What makes a successful lesson plan for a drama teacher? What should a teacher keep in mind when they create lessons, activities, and assessments? Check out our latest blog post for inspirational tips and advice on how to create substantial, effective, and fun lesson plans for the forthcoming year.

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I Wish I Knew: NY, LA or Chicago? Interview with York Walker and Caitlan Taylor

One of the biggest decisions an artist will have to make in their career is “Where should I move?” This week in I Wish I Knew, we interviewed York Walker and Caitlan Taylor about their experiences living in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. If you’ve been looking for some advice about these three cities (the most popular choices for aspiring artists) this is the post for you!

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I Wish I Knew: 7 things to know as a director! Interview with Jeffrey Lo

Jeffrey Lo

Jeffrey Lo is a Filipino-American playwright and director, and the casting director at the soon-to-be Tony Award winning TheatreWorks Silicone Valley! J Lo (as he’s lovingly known by his friends), gives an incredibly detailed, thoughtful, wise interview about how playwriting led him to directing, why we still have a long way to go to achieving equity and inclusion in the theater, the difference in directing new works vs. classical works, and much, much more. If you’re interested in directing, playwriting, acting, or anything else, this is the interview for you!

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Big Women of Opera: Celebrating female opera creators

For centuries, the world of opera creation has been very much a boys’ club and it can seem that even in 2019 very little has changed. However, our latest blog post takes a look at at some of the creative roles that women take on in opera, featuring three female opera creators: a composer, a conductor, and a director. Happy reading!

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