If you’re anything like me, you got out of school ready to be a successful actor, and use your talents performing for eager audiences on TV, Film, or in the Theater.
Do you remember what it felt like to dream about your life and what "being an actor" meant to you? I remember, and I thought I was ready.
Everyone says that the Acting Business is tough, and that your chances of making a full-time income are slim because in real life, you need to be to make money while you build your dream career.
When did our teachers tell us that we would be doing all these things that have NOTHING to do with acting?
In the real world, you need to support yourself while you hone your craft, and learn how to live as an actor- to be an actor.
If you’re like I was, you’re dreaming about sharing your gift, and getting the accolades you deserve. You’re working with some amazingly creative people, and doing work that inspires, fulfills, and entertains you and others.
Now imagine your fantasy financial situation- I’ll bet it is a comfortable life. I’ll bet you have a feeling of freedom – something you don’t have now.
"Take classes, get BACKSTAGE every week, and get a job waiting tables or bartending. If that doesn’t work in a short while, get more schooling, meet the right people, and maybe that’ll work. If not- teach acting!"
My friends who were far more talented than me, and had degrees from acting schools were starting to quit.
They were getting older, and they started saying things like "I just can’t stand being… Read more…