Interview: Mallory James Mahoney on Disney Channel’s ‘Bunk’d’, Auditions and Advice to Young Actors

“Don’t be afraid to hear no, because you’ll hear that a lot. Don’t stop going after your dreams because of that.” — Mallory James Mahoney Since 2018, Mallory James Mahoney has played Destiny Baker on the Disney Channel’s hit show, Bunk’d. The show, about a group of kids who spend their summers at a camp … Read more

Body Language Expert on How to Project Confidence

Photo credit: antoniodiaz / Actors put themselves on the line each and every audition. Projecting confidence during this brave act not only helps the performer feel positively during the experience, but it conveys to the casting executives that the actor is competent and likely to adjust well on a set. Being scrutinized by decision … Read more

Natalie Portman’s Acting Tips for Aspiring Actors

Photo credit: Denis Makarenko / Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman is among the group of actors who never attended a traditional drama school. Rather, she learned the craft through over two decades’ worth of hands-on experience, and she’s passed along several of the lessons and techniques that have served her so well during past interviews. … Read more

Short Monologues For Actors | Copyright Free Original Monlogues

Monologues are an invaluable part of an actor’s toolkit. They’re the things you’ll use to audition for school drama or for your next big part, and they’ll likely make up the bulk of your first demo reel. For this reason, choosing the right monologue is an art—and you’d be shocked by how many actors don’t … Read more

Where to Stream Theatre Online

In some ways, we’re very lucky. Despite the worldwide decimation of the creative industries post-COVID, we have seen some terrific pivoting and digital evolution in how theater artists reach audiences. Streaming theater online is easier than ever! Is it the same as sitting shoulder-to-shoulder in the dark experiencing drama on stage? Not by a long … Read more

Interview: James Morosini and Claudia Sulewski Talk ‘I Love My Dad’

“Go with your gut 100%, because your instinct is always going to be the most interesting perspective and choice.” — Claudia Sulewski Everyone has that one nutty story that could be a great movie, including James Morosini, who had one of those true-life experiences that was so bananas, he almost had to tell it. In … Read more

Interview: Dale Dickey on Acting, Backstory and Taking on Her First Leading Role in ‘A Love Song’

“Sometimes it’s just innate, you’re not even aware it’s happening, it just comes out because you’re focusing on the story and hoping… trying to tell the truth.” — Dale Dickey With roles in projects like Winter’s Bone, Vice Principals, Palm Springs and True Blood, Dale Dickey has proven time and time again that she is … Read more

Casting Directors on Actor Reels

Photo credit: M-Production / Have you ever wondered how important it is for actors to have demo reels? And what exactly are casting directors are looking for when viewing them? While every casting director is unique and has a different work style, it can be helpful to hear them discuss best practices for reels. … Read more

Audition Dos and Dont’s – Casting Frontier

Photo credit: LightField Studios / Whether it be an in-person or virtual audition, the objectives remain consistent. Exhibiting, professionalism, flexibility, and a positive attitude, for instance, are among the essential qualities needed in both formats as these qualities demonstrate an actor is hirable. At commercial callbacks, any number of professionals can be present alongside … Read more

Acting Coach Margie Haber on Finding Your It Factor

Photo credit: jonnyslav / World-famous acting coach Margie Haber teaches actors to connect with their personal power and become creators. One aspect of her work is to help performers find their personal It factor. She’s taught and trained countless actors at her Margie Haber Studio in Los Angeles over the past 25 years, and … Read more