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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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Scene Study: A Practical Guide

Scene study, the preparation of a scene from a play or other acting medium, is an extremely common and effective part of an actor’s training.  You may encounter it in high school (or summer theatre camp if you are so lucky), but if you are a theatre major in college, you will certainly spend a lot of time on scene work.  Your teacher may assign a scene to you, or you may be allowed to choose for yourself and your partner. Today we’re going to talk about the real nuts and bolts of putting your scene together.
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Understudy, Standby, Swing

Should you be an understudy, a standby, a swing? It’s kind of a vague question, but usually the undercurrent there is that once you become known as a reliable cover, you’ll be an understudy forever. You could ask Shirley MacLaine, Anthony Hopkins, Bernadette Peters, Taye Diggs, Matthew Morrison, or Lea Michelle; they all started out as understudies and moved on to exceptional careers. But let’s backtrack a little, what’s the actual difference in these special stage roles? Each of these positions holds its own unique advantages and challenges.

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