Start Your Acting Career Today

I know what it feels like to have the itchy acting bug throughout every fiber of my being (yes, I tend to be a tad dramatic) but the point is that if you are curious if acting is for you as a career or if you've been holding back because you don't know what to do to get started, I hope this blog helps.

There is an article I'm working on in which I tell you step by step how to get started with your acting career and I tend to be a bit of a perfectionist and at this rate it will take me a while to be completed.   I can't make you wait that long so below I'm listing the steps you need to know how to start your acting career today.  This list won't be as detailed as in my upcoming article but I hope it helps you.


11 Steps

Step 1 As a professional make yourself a business plan and write down your goals as an actor.

Step 2 Join classes and educate yourself.  There are a lot of great teachers and studios in Austin that you can reach out to.  Ask to sit in for an hour before you make your decision, you have to find a place that will work for you.

Step 3 Get your headshot, doesn't have to be the most expensive but do take it with a professional.

Step 4 Gain Experience in Theater and Film (my article will have all the links you need to get started.)

Step 5 Reach out to film schools - Google UT and other film schools 

Step 6 Audition Monologues - search and learn monologues there are lots of sites online.  I'll post another blog with some of my favorites.

Step 7 Resume - start listing your credits - click here for a sample resume

Step 8 Reel - for everything that you do, ask for a copy of the project you've worked on and put it together on a reel.

Step 9 Agent - once you learn and master a good monologue and have some experience, you are ready for an agent.  Expect at least a year or two of constant training and experience before you start looking for an agent.

Step 10 Read about the industry, stay educated - visit and read all of their articles, they have been around since the 1960's.

Step 11  Network and attend panels, workshops, meetings, Mixers.  This is a great way to meet other people and learn from them.


Again, this is list is not complete, when I finish my report you will have all the information you need such as links, phone numbers, guides on how to do all of the steps on this list.

Break a leg,