These days actors get a lot of advice about what they need to have in order to succeed. “Have you got an agent yet?” “Do you have a good manager?” “Do your headshots look like you?” “Is your web site online?” All of these are very valid and important things that help an actor get the auditions, the roles, the career.

But what about what the actor needs to CREATE?

 

An artist creates moments. It’s your job to do something that causes an audience, a casting director or a director to experience a moment in your character’s life that didn’t exist before. And by creating those moments, you actually influence people.

Here’s the next question: can you create these moments with certainty?

Can you walk into an audition and feel confident that you are going to be believable and make someone have an actual experience? Can you do it sometimes? Can you do it once in a while? Or can you do it all the time?

As an actor you have to create a believable and interesting character at every audition. Your agent and manager, and you too, work hard to get you in that room, but if you don’t deliver, the business model falls apart.

Do you have a technique that you use to become a character and live as that person, in that moment, in that room, right then and there? Do you have the tools to read a script and take that character from the page and turn them into a living, breathing person, every time? For real.

If not, you need to dive in and learn, practice, and get that skill for yourself. Deliver consistently.

Create the kind of character moments you want to create and make them believable. Create them when you prepare, at auditions and on set, and you will have the career you want—because you took charge and created it!

 


The Acting Center helps actors to gain control over their work, teaching them to rely on their own instincts, imagination and choices. Our scene study and improv classes produce confident actors who bring an original voice to every production.

In fact, the most distinctive thing about an Acting Center student is how different each one is. We train actors to speak in their own artistic voice—producing characters that are rich and layered. They become the artist they always wanted to be.

Theater, television and film are all collaborative mediums, so an actor must work well with other actors, directors, casting directors and many more. Our technique trains them to do just that! That’s why directors love to work with Acting Center students.

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