Kelsey Miller

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How to Make Props Feel More Significant

The synagogue asked if I could step in as an usher for the Saturday morning service. I said yes. It feels good to help out. You get to wear your nice …

Acting Methods, Part 1: Stanislavsky

Recently, a student asked me what “method” I taught. A seemingly simple question but one I couldn’t answer, well, simply. I employ numerous classical …

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3 Tips for Successful Networking

Whether you have paid for an agent meet-and-greet, are at an industry social event, or even a film premiere, you need to prepare for networking.<p>As an …

5 Things a Complete Audition Technique Does For an Actor

When actors describe to me the methods and techniques they use to prepare for a role, there always seems to be so much interesting work going on! …

3 Ways To Show Range on Your Demo Reel

Every actor wants to show versatility, but if you’re just starting out or even if you’ve been making your way in the business for years, versatility …

Meet Claire Jane McGillivray

<i>Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Claire Jane is an emerging actor, playwright, musician and composer about to enter her final year of</i> …

Words for the Ways We Experience Live Theatre!

The Quickie to The All-Nighter<p>After reading Steve Johnson’s column in the <i>Chicago Tribute</i> titled “New TV terminology for the big-screeners and the …

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Will Foreign Actors Take All the U.S. Theater Jobs?

Washington lawmakers could take a cue on immigration reform from the theater community.<p>After years of wrangling, the Actors’ Equity Association and …

20 Rules for Young Actors and Their Parents to Live By

As a weekly contributing expert to Backstage.com, I give advice to parents, children, teens and young adults from my many years in the business as an …

3 Ways to Make Your Acting Dangerous

Even non-actors can spot acting that has an element of danger to it—even if they can’t articulate that it is in fact the sense of danger that keeps …

Common Missteps Actors Make in On-Camera Auditions

Although I firmly believe that a solid actor can transcend all mediums, there are usually specific expectations for an on-camera audition that a …

After an Audition: How to Cope With the Wait

You nailed it. The big callback.<p>Your preparation was solid, you got to the audition site early and mellowed into your zone, you had a winning rapport …

What If Love Scenes Make Your Mate Uneasy?

Dear Michael: I’ve scored a very small speaking role in one of those crime reenactment shows. Not real “work,” but it pays reasonably well. I’m …