• Is it worth auditioning for a play when you have no experience?[short question]?

    There is a drama club at my university and I am kind of sort of interested in acting in a play or two. Nothing too serious, just for fun. I have no experience(in drama, acting etc) and I don't sing. If they ask me to sing then I won't. I don't understand the concept of singing, I sound terrible and I... show more
    There is a drama club at my university and I am kind of sort of interested in acting in a play or two. Nothing too serious, just for fun. I have no experience(in drama, acting etc) and I don't sing. If they ask me to sing then I won't. I don't understand the concept of singing, I sound terrible and I don't even hmm along to songs. I am much more interested in acting. I also have social anxiety and I am generally a very nervous person. There is an audition coming up in a few days for a play. Should I go? There will be other people with more confidence, experience and knowledge. Is it worth a try? Just thinking about being on the spot is freaking me out.
    6 answers · 23 hours ago
  • So overwhelmed at the moment?

    I m 15 years old. I love everything about the theater industry. I love singing and acting. But I have stage fright and I am **** at improv. Yes, you re probably saying to yourself "Well then you re not meant for being in the theater industry." But I took a drama class last year and I did a play and I was... show more
    I m 15 years old. I love everything about the theater industry. I love singing and acting. But I have stage fright and I am **** at improv. Yes, you re probably saying to yourself "Well then you re not meant for being in the theater industry." But I took a drama class last year and I did a play and I was completely fine acting in front of an audience, but when I try and do something in front of a bunch of kids, I get terrified. Theater seems hard to get into. What does it take to be in the theater industry? What s it like? Please be nice. I can get very sensitive to stuff easily.
    4 answers · 6 hours ago
  • I kinda want to become an actor?

    Best answer: First, if you've never done any acting you can't possibly even know if you'd enjoy it or have any talent. Thinking it might be the right career for you before you've actually tried it doesn't make sense! If you want to try, join an acting school and start learning. After a while, join a... show more
    Best answer: First, if you've never done any acting you can't possibly even know if you'd enjoy it or have any talent.
    Thinking it might be the right career for you before you've actually tried it doesn't make sense!
    If you want to try, join an acting school and start learning.
    After a while, join a community theatre and get some real experience.

    But do understand that it takes huge talent and on average about seven years of top-quality training and stage/film experience before you might get signed by an agent and get any real auditions. And even after all that, the best you've probably ever get is about ten days' paid acting work a year, in small roles in small productions.
    You's also have to be strong enough to accept constant criticism, rejection, mockery and failure. Yes - you would be judged ALL the time. It's part of the job.
    Being shy isn't a problem if you can leave your shyness behind when you stand up to act. Most of the actors I know are quite shy, but as soon as they start to act, they come alive!
    Give it a try - see if you like it enough to put up with all that!
    5 answers · 12 hours ago
  • How much do actors on Broadway get paid?

    4 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Are Hollywood and TV executives wrong to cast normal human actors to play superheroes?

    Best answer: Hollywood does cast superheros but they keep their identities secret out of respect for their loved ones, obviously. The few times there have been leaks, people's lived were ruined. This is a very serious issue and I dont appreciate you making light of it with this post.
    Best answer: Hollywood does cast superheros but they keep their identities secret out of respect for their loved ones, obviously. The few times there have been leaks, people's lived were ruined. This is a very serious issue and I dont appreciate you making light of it with this post.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • I want Titanias monologue?

    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Good audition songs for the role of Fanny Brice from Funny Girl?

    I'm a Suprano but I have a good belt and lower range, I think I would be perfect for the part. I'm considering doing I Hate Men from Kiss me Kate, Gorgeous from The Apple Tree, or Love Will Come and Find Me Again from the new musical Bandstand. I would love more suggestions and some feedback on my song... show more
    I'm a Suprano but I have a good belt and lower range, I think I would be perfect for the part. I'm considering doing I Hate Men from Kiss me Kate, Gorgeous from The Apple Tree, or Love Will Come and Find Me Again from the new musical Bandstand. I would love more suggestions and some feedback on my song choices. I though about taking a classic song and trying a comedic spin on it but I don't know which song to do. Anything helps I REALLY want this part. I'm doing everything I can to be the best I can be and to be as prepared as I can be. Thank you so much!
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • How do I get into the acting business without any acting experience?

    Best answer: SHORT ANSWER: You don't. You can try acting at a non-professional level and that's a good way to star acting. But the acting business/professional acting is not interested in inexperience/untrained actors. Sorry. LONG ANSWER: The only people in the acting business interested in experienced actors are... show more
    Best answer: SHORT ANSWER: You don't. You can try acting at a non-professional level and that's a good way to star acting. But the acting business/professional acting is not interested in inexperience/untrained actors. Sorry.

    LONG ANSWER: The only people in the acting business interested in experienced actors are the scams and rip-off who prey on naive wannabes who mistakenly think they can just be "discovered". Companies invest a lot of money in their productions and trust that investment to trained and experienced professionals. They don't hold open auditions that anyone can go to. For most professional work you have to be invited to audition, usually through an agent.

    How professional casting works is this. The company hires a casting director (CD) to find qualified actors to audition. The CD writes a "breakdown" - a description of the project and the roles to be cast. These breakdowns are made available to talent agents, not to the general public. Agents review the breakdowns and submit the appropriate actors to audition. To submit means to send in an actor's professional headshot and resume listing their acting training, experience, special skills and links to a show reel demonstrating their previous screen work. If the CD is interested, they contact the agent to schedule an audition. And most professional productions in the US are union productions, which means preference will be give to actors who are members of the SAG-AFTRA actor's union.

    You can't just hire an agent - it's more like they choose you. Legitimate agents are paid a percentage of what an actor makes - never pay an agent up front. Since they only make money if an actor books a professional job, they are VERY picky about who they take on a clients. They need actors who have demonstrated that they can work at a professional level through their training and experience. And you can't just join an actor's union. You need a specific type of experience to be eligible to join.

    All of this is why you're not going to get into the acting business without any acting experience.

    But don't give up hope! If you're interested in acting (instead of trying to find some quick way to fame) you should give it a try. Take some acting classes. Audition for things like community theater and student films. Find out if you really love the work of acting - auditioning, analyzing a script, building a character, memorizing lines and blocking, rehearsing, taking direction, working with a cast and crew, as well as performing. And see if you are exceptionally good at it. If you can't get cast in community theater or a student film it's not going to be any easier at a more professional level.

    Once you have some training and experience, you can research the business end of acting. Understand the casting process, legal issues (contracts, taxes, unions, work permits and trust accounts for minors), marketing (headshots, resume, show reel, websites, social media, etc) and networking. It's show business, not a lottery. People are not just discovered off the street and given an acting career. A professional acting career is like starting and running a business where you are a product to be marketed and sold. You (or your parents if you're a minor) must be willing to step-up and take responsibility for any career you attempt.

    Good luck.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is this a scam?

    I went to audition for american mall model search yesterday, and everybody there was nice and so professional looking. They had video of model and acting and they had professional model from Disney showing us how to walk on runway before the tryout. I was really excited for audition and I just did this for fun.... show more
    I went to audition for american mall model search yesterday, and everybody there was nice and so professional looking. They had video of model and acting and they had professional model from Disney showing us how to walk on runway before the tryout. I was really excited for audition and I just did this for fun. They picked 6 out of 15 and I was one of them. They gave a booklet about the other audition and told us we don't have to pay and we can just give them my own portfolio that I did a month ago. Is this scam or actual professional company?
    15 answers · 1 week ago
  • What are they going to do at auditions in modeling school?

    I just called the modeling school name John Casablancas center and they said they have an audition at Wednesday in Dunwoody GA at 7pm in the mall but I don't know what the audition for?? I mean are they gonna tell me to walk??And do I need to wear heels?? And what clothes I need to wear??
    I just called the modeling school name John Casablancas center and they said they have an audition at Wednesday in Dunwoody GA at 7pm in the mall but I don't know what the audition for?? I mean are they gonna tell me to walk??And do I need to wear heels?? And what clothes I need to wear??
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can I make an Overwatch play?

    Best answer: Use of copyrighted characters and story material would require permission from the company, even though this would be a school production with a very limited run (1 performance?) A good example of this sort of thing would be the musical "Wicked" which is based on the characters and story from The Wizard... show more
    Best answer: Use of copyrighted characters and story material would require permission from the company, even though this would be a school production with a very limited run (1 performance?)

    A good example of this sort of thing would be the musical "Wicked" which is based on the characters and story from The Wizard Of Oz. They had to get permission from the author's estate to use the story and characters, which probably involved payment of some sort.
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • How do I get a job being a voice actor?

    Best answer: The same way that all actors get jobs - by training on stage and in film for several years and getting loads of acting experience.
    Almost all voice work goes to the hundreds of thousands of trained, professional actors who need to earn money in between their occasional bits of paid stage and film acting work.
    Best answer: The same way that all actors get jobs - by training on stage and in film for several years and getting loads of acting experience.
    Almost all voice work goes to the hundreds of thousands of trained, professional actors who need to earn money in between their occasional bits of paid stage and film acting work.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is a nonpaid acting job worth it?

    12 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • How much does it take to get a lead role in a school play?

    Best answer: What do you mean? Do you mean "what does it take in terms of talent?" or "How much time does it take to rehearse?" or "How much money do I need to pay?" Generally speaking, to get a lead role, you need to be one of the best actors/actresses and also physically fit the role to some... show more
    Best answer: What do you mean? Do you mean "what does it take in terms of talent?" or "How much time does it take to rehearse?" or "How much money do I need to pay?"

    Generally speaking, to get a lead role, you need to be one of the best actors/actresses and also physically fit the role to some extent. People who get the lead are generally better actors or a better fit for the role than the other students who audition.

    Being in a lead role requires more time rehearsing and more time learning your lines on your own. How much depends on the school, the role, and your ability to memorize.

    Most school teachers don't take bribes.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • What is a stage presence ?

    Best answer: The ability to command attention when you're on stage and give a memorable performance that stays with people even after the show is over.
    Best answer: The ability to command attention when you're on stage and give a memorable performance that stays with people even after the show is over.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • What is the best way you have found to get into the acting industry (even as an extra)?

    Best answer: Well, it does depend a lot on what country you live in. I'm in the UK and being an extra and being an actor are two totally different jobs. Extras are NOT considered to be actors - just human props. No training or experience is required - no talent either. You just apply to register with an agency, sending... show more
    Best answer: Well, it does depend a lot on what country you live in.
    I'm in the UK and being an extra and being an actor are two totally different jobs.

    Extras are NOT considered to be actors - just human props. No training or experience is required - no talent either. You just apply to register with an agency, sending them your headshot and full-length body shot, and wait to be called. But they usually give very little notice, sometimes as little as a day - and you have to arrange and pay for your own transport to the location or studios, pay for your own overnight accommodation and food, and although the pay isn't too bad, it rarely covers more than your expenses. It's really just a hobby for people who don't work or who can take time off whenever they like.

    It wouldn't be anything at all you could 'sink your teeth into' I'm afraid. It's mostly just standing around for hours, occasionally walking up and down a bit, pretending to chat to other extras in a crowd - that sort of thing. It's tiring and usually very boring.
    It never leads to real acting work and it doesn't count as experience.

    To be an actor, a real, professional actor, you'd need to get a place at a top drama school on a degree-level three-year full-time course which costs over £30k for the fees alone. Only after graduating might you be able to get signed by an agent and get any auditions. Here, no agent means no auditions.

    Your other option would be community theatre. They're amateur, but there are hundreds of excellent companies which demand a very high standard of acting and produce some very good plays and shows. Many professional actors work with community companies in between paid jobs simply because they love to act, so you'd be performing with some really good people.

    But you should understand that none of this is going to 'get your name out there'. If what you want is to be noticed, acting isn't a good choice for you as a hobby or as a career. Most actors never get noticed and no-one will ever hear or remember their name. Only act if you just love acting - for no other reason.

    Good luck!
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • I've always wanted to be a working actor is ok to be one and not watch television?

    I don't want to watch TV anymore but I love the arts stage, television, film especially acting is ok to want to be a actor and not watch TV because even though there a lot of programs I like it gets in the way too much .
    I don't want to watch TV anymore but I love the arts stage, television, film especially acting is ok to want to be a actor and not watch TV because even though there a lot of programs I like it gets in the way too much .
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • I want to pursue an acting career. Which steps should I follow?

    Best answer: Start by getting realistic. It's show BUSINESS not a lottery or some TV competition. Companies are not holding open auditions for the "right" person off the streets. First most professional work you have to be invited to audition, usually through an agent. And there's more then one way to become... show more
    Best answer: Start by getting realistic. It's show BUSINESS not a lottery or some TV competition. Companies are not holding open auditions for the "right" person off the streets. First most professional work you have to be invited to audition, usually through an agent. And there's more then one way to become an actor so there's no set steps you do that become an actor. For a professional career you're basically starting a company where you are the product to be marketed and sold.

    So get acting training from respected instructors and get acting experience. Make sure you love the craft of acting and are exceptionally good at it. Then research and learn the business end. Understand things like contracts, unions, marketing, networking and the like. Then take responsibility for your career and make a plan for yourself.

    https://www.backstage.com/advice-for-act... has some helpful articles to get you started.
    5 answers · 2 weeks ago