Marketing Yourself as an Actor

To make it as an actor, you have to have more than just experience and talent. You have to know how to market yourself successfully. Casting directors, agents, and other decision-makers need to know who you are, what you can do, and what you would bring to a project – and you have to know how to sell yourself as the one they’re looking for. Here are some tips to keep in mind when marketing yourself as an actor to help you get the audition you want. Stay Up-To-Date To market yourself as an actor, you need to keep your… read more

Preparing Your Voice for a Musical Theatre Audition

A musical theatre audition can require demonstrations of various talents, including acting, singing and movement; having the vocal part of your audition prepared will have you ready to handle anything else thrown at you during the audition. These tips will help you prepare your voice and get you ready for your musical theatre audition. Practice, Practice, Practice Practicing your audition pieces will give you the confidence you need to go in and nail your audition. Not only will you be less likely to forget your lyrics or make a mistake, but you will also feel more comfortable with the nuances… read more

KD Conservatory Helps Cooks Children’s Hospital Add a Professional Production Studio to the Child Life Zone’s Fun-Filled Offerings

When Cooks Children’s Hospital in Fort Worth approached the Lone Star Film Society two years ago, they wanted to create a filmmaking program as part of the hospital’s artists-in-residence program. The film society knew just who to turn to. They immediately contacted KD Conservatory instructor Shawn Griffith about participating in the program, in which artists work with the hospital’s young patients, many of them terminally ill. After Shawn Griffith’s initial meeting with Cooks Children’s Hospital, it was apparent that the pairing was a perfect fit. Shawn became certified, and got straight to work in making films with the children. Before… read more

How to Get Your Child Acting Experience

Whether they dream of gracing the stages of Broadway or becoming the next Disney star, many children get bitten by the acting bug at a very young age. They want nothing more than to follow the path they love, and as parents, you want to give them all the tools and skills they’ll need to succeed. Below, we touch on a few ways you can help your child get acting experience. Acting Classes In school every day, your child receives lessons in many of the subject areas they need to have experience in: reading, history, and math, among other subjects…. read more

Tips for Finding an Agent

While an agent is unnecessary for starting your career, at a certain point you may find that they can be beneficial – particularly if you’re working a full-time job while pursuing acting and don’t have much free time to spend searching for acting roles. An agent’s job is primarily to set up initial meetings with casting directors, getting your name and face in front of them, and helping to match you with upcoming auditions for roles. Below are some tips to keep in mind when looking for an agent. Increase Your Exposure There are three general ways to get an… read more

Is a Career Change to Acting Right for You?

When many actors talk about their career paths, they include years of acting experience than began with following their acting dreams in their youth. It may seem like in order to succeed in acting, one has to get started at a very young age. However, many actors aren’t able to pursue their passions until later in life. Harrison Ford, for example, was in his 30s and working as a carpenter before his role as Han Solo ignited his career. Alan Rickman, now famous for roles such as the Sherriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and Hogwarts professor… read more

What Not to Do At Your Child’s Audition

You’ve spent hours practicing lines with your child. You’ve enrolled them in acting lessons or acting summer camp. All the preparation has finally paid off with the chance to audition for a part. Your child’s audition is their first step towards getting the part and ultimately reaching their dream of acting or performing. With the opportunities auditions bring, it’s important to have the best experience possible. It’s important that, as a parent, you do everything you can to help to process go well. Here are some things you should not do at your child’s audition. Don’t Coach Your Child in… read more