DREAM | DARE | DO

Career advice and ideas on the craft of acting

Be The Newbie

THROUGHOUT YOUR ENTIRE CAREER BE THE “NEWBIE”

Be the newbie for your entire career. The beginner has a fresh perspective and to be perfectly honest has far more fun. Dame Judi Dench once said “If I’m not having fun, I’m not rehearsing right.” And I’m sure you will agree with me – the woman knows a little bit about acting!! read more…

Learning To Listen

What does it mean to truly listen? Have we lost the ability to really listen? In acting it is a necessary skill to listen like your life depends upon it. It becomes a sensorial experience. All of the five senses are engaged as well as that sixth sense that picks up those things that cannot be explained. read more…

Do You Have What It Takes?

After my children were born I found it hard to juggle my acting career, which meant very late nights, and the early-to-rise demands of my children, and so I taught drama in secondary schools.

While teaching I thought it really important to come up with a clear, well defined mission statement for the drama department that centered around the values that I wanted to instill in both staff and students and so that our philosophy was clear to everyone. read more…

Are You Ready For Success?

EVERYONE WANTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL UNTIL THEY SEE WHAT IT TAKES.

Are you ready for success? So many aspiring actors want to be famous and successful and they want to that success now. Often they aren’t prepared to put in the hard yards to get there. More often than not they don’t realize that the journey of the actor is much like the journey of a professional athlete. read more…

Doing It Alone Is Expensive

Reach Out for Help and Invest in Your Training.  

I have interviewed a number of aspiring actors and the common thread I have identified is the fear to invest 100% in the goal. Afraid they won’t make it, so they divide their focus between the goal and a back-up plan. If your goal was to be a doctor, you would focus 100% of your attention on becoming a doctor. Right? But, with actors, fear gets in the way. Perhaps because they have been told too often it is a difficult career to get into. Or, perhaps because they have not clearly defined the specific goal. The reason why is not important. read more…

Discover What Excites You

In order to start making big, bold choices you need to first determine what excites and amazes you about the character. Ask yourself, what is the story that resonates with you about this character? What makes you the best person to tell the story because you understand it better than any one else? read more…

Lets Get Clear On The Dream

People need to be repeatedly reminded of their goals and reinforced in their efforts in order to progress.

a) Choose the Dream / Goal
You need to determine your focus so you can clearly see when you are off track, when an opportunity is right for you to pursue, and so you have clarity with regards to the people you want to bring on board to help you achieve your dream. The dream is the reason why you are doing it. It motivates you to keep moving forward. read more…

Mastering Auditions

Understand the value you bring before you start

Often when new actors walk into an audition they believe they are there to please the panel. To show them that they are exactly what the panel wants them to be. Whatever that is! They believe they need to show how easy they are to get along with, what a great sense of humor they have and what an all round nice guy/gal they are. read more…

Personality Traits- Acting Classes Perth

What Personality Traits Make a Professional Actor?

If you have a passion for acting and are interested in becoming a professional actor, you’re probably wondering what to do next – and if you’ll cut it. Becoming a professional actor is a very exciting idea. Professional acting is rewarding, thrilling, and challenging. The demands are always changing, and the work is exciting and fast-paced. read more…