Acting Class Blog Posts

Tips to Reignite Your Passion for Acting
Oct 18, 2021

Tips to Reignite Your Passion for Acting

The actor’s soul feeds on creativity, collaboration, and growth. When opportunities are hard to come by, even the most passionate of actors can feel stuck and discouraged. Knowing the entertainment industry is hit-and-miss and off-and-on, it’s important for performers to… Read More

Actors on Stage Fright
Sep 5, 2021

Actors on Stage Fright

Stage fright can strike a passionate aspiring actor or an acting veteran with many accolades. But, alas, performance jitters need not stop an actor from engaging at a high level. Here are three celebrated actors who overcame stage fright:  … Read More

Exercises to Create a Compelling Character
Aug 29, 2021

Exercises to Create a Compelling Character

The process of character development serves to make a character more well-rounded, relatable, and compelling. It helps an actor to better understand, appreciate, and connect with the character—and audiences are much more likely to feel engaged when they can relate… Read More

Acting techniques
Aug 22, 2021

3 Famous Acting Techniques

When it comes to learning the craft of acting, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Indeed, what works for one performer may not be helpful for another. Here are three famous acting techniques thespians can use to connect with their characters more… Read More

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Jun 1, 2021

Acting Coach Terry Knickerbocker on How Consistency Wins

Terry Knickerbocker, director of the two-year conservatory program Terry Knickerbocker Studio in Brooklyn as well as his online acting classes, bases his instruction on the Meisner Technique. He has coached Vice’s Sam Rockwell, Shameless actress Emmy Rossum, Narcos actor Boyd… Read More

May 24, 2021

Acting Coach Breaks Down ‘Stranger Things’ Audition

Actors are repeatedly told to “follow all the instructions” for self-taped auditions. If the instructions say not to slate, for example, then do not slate—and vice-versa. On the other hand, performers are often urged to “take risks” and “stand out”… Read More

May 10, 2021

Acting Coach Larry Moss on the Work Actors Should Be Doing Each Day

“You’re not simply entitled to be an actor. You’re not an actor just because you call yourself one. You earn it. You earn it by working.” —Larry Moss   Legendary acting coach Larry Moss has a contagious passion for the… Read More

Feb 8, 2021

Timothée Chalamet on the Craft of Acting

Timothée Chalamet’s superstardom has grown with rapid speed and remarkable acclaim. At 25 years of age, the charismatic actor has garnered tremendous respect from his fellow thespians for his ease with the craft. He’s also gained an almost cultish admiration from… Read More

Dec 6, 2020

3 Lessons Kurt Yue Learned from His Oscar-Winning Scene Partners

Imagine booking your first television role, only to be told the night before the shoot that your scene partners will be two Oscar-winning actors. This remarkable scenario actually happened to Georgia-based actor Kurt Yue in the spring of 2016. Yue,… Read More

Feb 7, 2020

The Inside Story on Pilot Season

This should be the top feel-good article of the month for the working actor!  Going back many decades, since the beginning of its conception, PILOT SEASON has revolved specifically around episodic shows being shot, picked up and aired exclusively on… Read More

The Safety To Soar
Nov 13, 2019

The Safety To Soar

The terms, “let go,” and risk,” often get carelessly thrown around when it comes to acting and auditioning. However, both take a high functioning skill set and the confidence that such a skill set brings. They also take having a… Read More

Oct 15, 2019

Scott Sedita’s Rules of Comedy Part Three: Punctuation

In PART TWO of Scott Sedita’s Rules of Comedy, I talked about how the rhythm of comedy is formed by WORDS and FUNNY WORDS that can never be changed. In PART THREE, you will discover how vital it is to… Read More

Actor in New York
Oct 14, 2019

THE MOST POWERFUL THING ACTORS CAN DO

To call our profession Acting is a bit of a misnomer. In fact, the key to acting is not to act at all, but rather to be in a real moment. Being sounds simple enough, right? No problem. We do… Read More

Theater stage
Oct 1, 2019

How to Get Over Stage Fright

At Casting Frontier, our mission is to amplify the careers of actors everywhere by making it effortless to try out for acting roles, auditions, and casting calls online. But in addition to helping connect top talent with casting directors through… Read More

Sep 13, 2019

Scott Sedita’s Rules of Comedy Part Two: Funny Words

In PART ONE, I talked about NEVER CHANGE A WORD in sitcom scripts because it will change the RHYTHM the writer intended. The other reason to follow the script to the letter is because a word in the script could… Read More