• Name for theatre group?

    My friends and I are doing a student run production of a play, but we need ideas of what to call our theatre group. Any suggestions?
    My friends and I are doing a student run production of a play, but we need ideas of what to call our theatre group. Any suggestions?
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • When should you present yourself with your stage name as an actor?

    Best answer: There's no rules - but think of it this way. Your stage name will be on your resume, your website and your other marketing materials. You will build a reputation with that stage name. So use it when you're working to build that reputation. If you list The Acting Class on your resume with the name Joe... show more
    Best answer: There's no rules - but think of it this way. Your stage name will be on your resume, your website and your other marketing materials. You will build a reputation with that stage name. So use it when you're working to build that reputation. If you list The Acting Class on your resume with the name Joe Actor but use Tom Person in class - what's going to happen when the director asks the teacher what they though about Joe Actor and the teacher says no one by that name took the class? Or if the instructor wants to refer you for a job and says Tom Person is great but the director gets a resume from Joe Actor - how is the director going to know he's got the right person.

    But if you're doing a student film and realize it's really bad and you don't want to be associated with the project then maybe have them credit you as Tom Person instead of Joe Actor.

    Of course when you join the actor's union, you'll have to make sure any stage name you use isnunique.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Do You Hate When People Play Characters On Stage?

    Best answer: I'm with you. I hate "theater".
    Best answer: I'm with you. I hate "theater".
    12 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Has Acting Lost Popularity?

    Best answer: Nah I don't think so. People don't typically decide to be actors because they have a love & respect for the *industry*. They get into it for personal reasons - like they just really enjoy it, or feel like they have a great talent for it, or maybe just like to have eyes on them (not saying that's a bad... show more
    Best answer: Nah I don't think so. People don't typically decide to be actors because they have a love & respect for the *industry*. They get into it for personal reasons - like they just really enjoy it, or feel like they have a great talent for it, or maybe just like to have eyes on them (not saying that's a bad thing).
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is it true that actors begin to lose their emotions after being cast in more movies?

    For some reason a few years back I came up with this theory that after being cast in a lot of movies, actors begin to slowly lose their emotions, to the point where they become puppets to the director. This is because they spend the majority if not the entirety of their career following the orders of someone and... show more
    For some reason a few years back I came up with this theory that after being cast in a lot of movies, actors begin to slowly lose their emotions, to the point where they become puppets to the director. This is because they spend the majority if not the entirety of their career following the orders of someone and not being able to direct the movies themselves. Also I can imagine after reading a script. Except of course, actors who also direct movies.
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Most effective dates/times for amateur theatre show?

    I am an aspiring writer, and I am currently applying for a grant from a youth charity to be able to put on a musical that I m writing in a fringe theatre, as a amateur production. I have one particular theatre clear as a first-choice. However, with my total budget that the charity give me, I can only afford to put... show more
    I am an aspiring writer, and I am currently applying for a grant from a youth charity to be able to put on a musical that I m writing in a fringe theatre, as a amateur production. I have one particular theatre clear as a first-choice. However, with my total budget that the charity give me, I can only afford to put on the show for either consecutive nights on a Tuesday-Wednesday, or for one day on a Saturday. I know the pros and cons of both: Consecutive nights gives a potential for a wider audience to see the show, but a young audience might be more likely to see a show on weekend day. If anyone here has knowledge/experience of theatre productions, would you be able to give me advice on what option might be best for me to go with? I know I might lose audience members if I only have a one-off production, but are audiences more likely to show up full stop on a weekend evening, compared to a weekday?
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How to cry like crazy on command?

    I’m doing a play in school and my character has to cry. I can’t cry on command. How do I do it?
    I’m doing a play in school and my character has to cry. I can’t cry on command. How do I do it?
    12 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Professional voice actors: I want to work as a voice actor for cartoons, so which would you suggest doing?

    Best answer: I have read that some people get voice jobs on fiverr; I have not checked it out.
    Best answer: I have read that some people get voice jobs on fiverr; I have not checked it out.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How do people get in touch with acting agencies?

    I want to find an appropriate way to get in touch with an agency since they have one very close to me and also offer acting classes. They also have a Facebook but I don’t know if that is mature or not to contact through
    I want to find an appropriate way to get in touch with an agency since they have one very close to me and also offer acting classes. They also have a Facebook but I don’t know if that is mature or not to contact through
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Do i have a gift for acting or am i just crazy ?

    So i know this might sound very weird and i might just be really dumb right now but i just wanted to be sure what is going on with me I have not have many interest in acting if just never I did had some lessons for like 1 or 2 two years at school when i was like 12 years old but i was really **** (i think i was)... show more
    So i know this might sound very weird and i might just be really dumb right now but i just wanted to be sure what is going on with me I have not have many interest in acting if just never I did had some lessons for like 1 or 2 two years at school when i was like 12 years old but i was really **** (i think i was) Never had more thought about it and never went to take more lessons But since i m a child i always, ALWAYS play scenarios in my head then act them when im alone in my room. At first from boredom but it became an habit as im an only child and was often alone at my house. Now i even do it in the train when im bored and completly get lost in stuff i play in my head, if someone else in that train saw me i probably look like im crazy because i act a little like i have to play a scene and stuff ( i dont talk outloud, i never talk outloud) So i was wondering if you people think im completly crazy and should seek a therapist because im a huge freak or its just total normal behavior for everyone to do and im just thinking im different when im in fact just like everyone else or if thats just me having grown skills for acting without knowing it ?
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Does A Theatre Employ A Lot Of People?

    Best answer: Depending on the size of the play/production. Up to 50 people backstage. Makeup, wardrobe, dressers, lighting, sound, stage managers, runners, prop masters, technicians. and more.
    Peace.
    Best answer: Depending on the size of the play/production. Up to 50 people backstage. Makeup, wardrobe, dressers, lighting, sound, stage managers, runners, prop masters, technicians. and more.
    Peace.
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • How do you become a bollywood actor?

    Best answer: I would assume it is similar to becoming an Actor in Hollywood. You develop your entertainment talents, get an agent and go to auditions arranged by yoru agent..
    Best answer: I would assume it is similar to becoming an Actor in Hollywood. You develop your entertainment talents, get an agent and go to auditions arranged by yoru agent..
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • Difficult situation with upcoming audition for Ariel in The Little Mermaid...advice or thoughts?

    So I'm a senior in high school. I've been in the musicals for all 3 previous years. I've done everything I can to work my way up. I was in the ensemble freshman year, a featured role sophomore year, and a supporting role junior year. I've had the perfect incline upwards, and it's only natural... show more
    So I'm a senior in high school. I've been in the musicals for all 3 previous years. I've done everything I can to work my way up. I was in the ensemble freshman year, a featured role sophomore year, and a supporting role junior year. I've had the perfect incline upwards, and it's only natural for me to vie for the lead my senior year. I am capable of portraying Ariel, I don't just want the lead because it's my senior year. I know my limitations well. I figure as long as I sell myself at auditions and prove that I'm capable of playing her, I should have a good chance of getting the part. My only competition is this girl who is a junior. I'd say we're about equal in talent/abilities and we both have a "Disney princess-y" type of voice and presence, so that's a bit worrisome for me. The thing about this girl is that she was a family friend of the previous director, and had been in the high school shows since 5th grade. She had a lead her 7th grade year. My current director is aware of this, but still last year she gave this girl the lead in the show Thoroughly Modern Millie. She was Millie, I was Miss Dorothy. My question is...what if you were in this director's place, with two equally-qualified people up for Ariel? Me, a senior who has never had a lead and has only been in 3 shows before, (plus I am a senior captain for the musical). And this other girl, a junior who has had 2 leads, one of which she had in 7th grade, what would you do?
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • If and actor/actress refuses to do a nude/sex scene can they get fired?

    I don't know if it is a written contract thing if they state they don't want to do it. I am really wondering about this for example if it is a TV show you won't necessarily know if your character is going to have a nude/sex scene after the first season if it is renewed or a change in TV/movie script.... show more
    I don't know if it is a written contract thing if they state they don't want to do it. I am really wondering about this for example if it is a TV show you won't necessarily know if your character is going to have a nude/sex scene after the first season if it is renewed or a change in TV/movie script. (I know I would feel so uncomfortable doing a scene like that, even though they are not stark naked movie magic and such, but I don't mean head shot only illusion of nudity I mean what they used in the first pitch perfect movie for that shower scene)
    10 answers · 1 month ago
  • What would be my type as an actor?

    I'm young, have big brown eyes, full lips, kinda pale, and I'm curvy-ish. People have told me I'm kind/quiet, but also funny/awkward... Anyway, I'm not completely sure what my type would be
    I'm young, have big brown eyes, full lips, kinda pale, and I'm curvy-ish. People have told me I'm kind/quiet, but also funny/awkward... Anyway, I'm not completely sure what my type would be
    7 answers · 1 month ago
  • How to fake a severe limp?

    Best answer: You have to imagine that your leg is not working. It drags behind. just let it go limp and don't put any weight on it.
    Best answer: You have to imagine that your leg is not working. It drags behind. just let it go limp and don't put any weight on it.
    11 answers · 1 month ago
  • How can you have an official stage name as an actor?

    I'm going to start pursuing acting soon and I was thinking of using a different last name because mine is a bit hard to pronounce so I was wondering, how and when do you start using a stage name?
    I'm going to start pursuing acting soon and I was thinking of using a different last name because mine is a bit hard to pronounce so I was wondering, how and when do you start using a stage name?
    5 answers · 1 month ago