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Nine Reasons Why By Being Non-Union ROCKS!

Friday, September 5, 2014 in The Basics|0 comments
Nine Reasons Why By Being Non-Union ROCKS!
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Why I'm Glad I Went to College

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 in The Basics|0 comments

Ya' know that song from Avenue Q - I Wish I Could Go Back to College ...? It speaks to me. Not that I actually want to go back to college, but man o' man, did I love it.The first wave of independence hit me five minutes into my freshman year, shortly after my parents, choking back tears I found to be equally endearing and overdramatic, had left my dorm. I'd found my way to the cafeteria and there before me were bins of cereal exemplifying the American dream. The forbidden Sugar Cereal of my youth now stared me in the face without limitation. "You mean I can have Cap'n Crunch whenever I feel like it?" I thought to myself while fist pumping the air. Yes, me & college were gonna get along just fine.

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Audition Helper: 15 TIPS TO BEING PREPARED FOR YOUR NEXT AUDITION

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in The Basics|125 comments

What you do outside of the audition room can have just as much of an effect on you booking a job as what you do inside the audition room. 

So, it’s the big day of an audition you’re looking forward to. Who will be there? What will the combo be? What are they looking for? Who will be behind the table? Since there are so many variables that are out of your control, being as prepared as possible will ensure that you give your best audition and present yourself as a professional performer who takes this business seriously and is ready to work.

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12 WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON TOUR

Saturday, January 4, 2014 in The Basics|59 comments

GET ADVICE FROM PROFESSIONALS WHO HAVE DONE IT!

About to hit the road with a touring production? Don’t pack another bag without reading these tips on how to come home with a savings account you can be proud of.
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THE ART OF REJECTION

Saturday, January 4, 2014 in The Basics|76 comments


A CONFIDENCE BUILDER WITHIN US ALL

A while ago, someone “complimented” me by saying how impressed they were by my “amazing ability to take rejection.” I remember cracking a half smile and saying, “Well, it’s part of my job.” I hadn’t really thought about it until that conversation, but at that moment, I realized that for performers, rejection is a very important part of our job. Many people in different fields experience rejection when applying for a new job. However, the freelance nature of our business requires us to apply for new jobs every day, many times per day! Those who learn to handle rejection are able to move past the negativity and focus their energy on improving their skill and technique. Those who constantly struggle with the idea of being turned down have a hard time facing auditions well enough to ever have success.
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