3 of My Favorite Blogs From BackStage

A great way to keep yourself informed and keep growing as an actor is to read about the industry constantly.  I gathered 3 of my favorite blogs from BackStage.com that helps new actors get started.  BackStage.com constantly updates their blog so make sure to bookmark this link to stay up to date on industry news and advice.  Check out my favorite blogs and tell me what you think about them.

By the way, most of these blogs' authors are Texans 😉


Why ‘Playing Real’ Is Sometimes Your Best Audition Bet

Find out what Dallas TX casting director Shannon Pinkston looks for during an audition and read about the best auditions she sees.  Read the blog click here.

"I really strive for genuine answers from genuine people. Rarely do I want or need someone to come in and “act” for me in a commercial audition. Instead, I just need them to come in and talk and connect with me on some level and listen well and be directable."


6 Tips for Memorizing a Massive Script

Houston actor Doug Atkins talks about memorizing a huge script in a one-man play.  Proof that everything is bigger in Texas 😉 Read the blog click here.

"I start at the very beginning—a very good place to start. I highlight everything with different colors, to delineate who is speaking. I use Post-It notes to make it easier to open [the script] to a specific character."


How to Approach Your First Time on an Indie Film Set

Dallas TX actress Sasha Lane talks about her first major role in an Indie Film. Read the blog click here.

“Everything happens for a reason. You wouldn’t be in that position if you’re not meant to be there, so be open to it. Fear is what holds us back the most, and even though it feels like an obvious thing... you have to be open, and know that clearly you’re in that movie for a reason. You just gotta go with it. Trust yourself.”


 BackStage has been around since the 1960’s and counts on experts on all aspects of the industry to share their knowledge with us.  I am a BackStage member and find it so convenient when looking for auditions and submitting for roles.  You should try it out too, you won't regret it.


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