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Kids Monologues for Boys

Here are some examples of short kids monologues for boys you can use to practice with your child. Kids Monologue for Boy 1: Alladin Monologue Length: 1 minute Alladin: But I do like Jasmine. I mean, “The Princess!” Ugh! I must’ve sounded so silly! Then again, what does it matter? I’m never going to see her again. Me, the “street rat!” Besides, she deserves a prince. Or at least someone better than me. Oh, why did I ever meet her? Boy, I’m glad I met her! Look at this junk! I [...]

Kids Monologues for Girls

Here are some examples of short kids monologues for girls you can use to practice with your child. Kids Monologue for Girl 1: Charlie Brown Monologue Length: 1 minute Sally: I was robbed! I spent the whole night waiting for the Great Pumpkin when I could have been out for tricks or treats! Halloween is over and I missed it! You blockhead! You kept me up all night waiting for the Great Pumpkin and all that came was a beagle! I didn't get a chance to go out for tricks or treats! [...]

How to Join Equity UK

Here are the steps on joining Equity UK . Equity UK is a union of more than 43,000 performers and creative practitioners, united in the fight for fair terms and conditions in the workplace. Ways to Join Equity UK Evidence of Paid Professional Work One job on an Equity contract in film, television, radio or theatre as an actor, audio artist, dancer, singer, stage management, theatre director, theatre designer or choreographer. Or Evidence of earnings in excess of £500 from the industry in an area of work covered by Equity. [...]

How to Join AEA – Actors Equity Association

There are 3 ways to join AEA. The Actor’s Equity Association was founded in 1913 and represents over 50,000 actors and stage managers in the theater industry. They work to advance the careers of its members by negotiating wages, improving working conditions and providing a wide range of benefits, including health and pension plans. Joining AEA - Actor’s Equity Association   Equity Contract You may join the Association by virtue of employment under an Equity contract. Applications for joining Equity are only valid during the term of the contract. Certain contract [...]

Comedic Monologues for Women

Here are some examples of short comedic monologue for women you can use to practice. Comedic Monologue for Women 1: Happy Gilmore Monologue Length: 1 minute Cher: So, OK, like right now, for example, the Haitians need to come to America. But some people are all “What about the strain on our resources?” But it’s like, when I had this garden party for my father’s birthday right? I said R.S.V.P. because it was a sit-down dinner. But people came that like, did not R.S.V.P. so I was like, totally buggin’. I had [...]

Dramatic Monologues for Women

Here are some examples of short dramatic monologue for women you can use to practice. Dramatic Monologue for Women 1: Agnes of God Monologue Length: 2 minutes Agnes: Why are you crying? But I believe you. I do. Please, don't you leave me too. Oh no. Oh my God, O sweet Lady, don't leave me. Please, please don't leave me. I'll be good. I won't be your bad baby anymore. No, Mummy, I don't want to go with you. Stop pulling me. Your hands are hot. Don't touch me like that! [...]

Dramatic Monologues for Men

Here are some examples of dramatic monologues for men you can use to practice. Dramatic Monologue for Men 1: A Few Good Men Monologue Length: 2 minute Jessup: You can't handle the truth! Son, we live in a world that has walls, and those walls have to be guarded by men with guns. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Lieutenant Weinberg? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for Santiago and you curse the Marines; you have that luxury; you have the luxury of not knowing [...]

Comedic Monologues for Men

Here are some examples of short comedic monologues for men you can use to practice. Comedic Monologue for Men 1: The Big Lebowski Monologue Length: 1 minutes Walter: Donny was a good bowler, and a good man - he was...he was one of us. He was a man who loved the outdoors, and bowling, and as a surfer he explored the beaches of southern California from La Jolla to Leo Carillo, and up to Pismo. He died.. he died as so many young men of his generation before his time, and [...]

How to Join CAEA – Canadian Actors’ Equity Association

Here are the steps on joining CAEA. The Canadian Actors' Equity Association  represents about 6,000 members in theater, opera and dance.  The include professional actors, dancers, and opera singers, as well as thereat directors, choreographers, fight directors and stage managers. Joining CAEA: Performers An artist working as a performer who is citizen of or permanent resident in Canada, wishing to pursue a career within the jurisdiction of the Association has two separate but compatible streams for joining; either by signing an engagement contract under a scale agreement or through [...]

Audition Tips to Impress the Casting Director

Really impressing the casting director will set you apart from all the other actors auditioning for the same part. Here are some of our simple audition tips. Audition Tips 1: Research the Production Try to find out as many details about the production as you can. If you know what role you are auditioning for, research similar parts and imitate them. This will help you learn what the casting director is looking for. Practice the role. This will make getting into the character during the audition easier and more natural. [...]

What Are Casting Directors?

If you're wondering what casting directors are, you're not the only one. So we made a list of duties of the casting director to help you understand. Duties of the Casting Director Meets with the producers, the director, and the writer to understand the production. Goes over the casting budget and how much to pay actors with the production accountant. Reads the script. Takes notes of all the roles. Creates a list of actors in order of importance Searches and picks actors for each role. Gets approval from producers [...]

How to Audition for Reality TV

Want to be on TV? Here's our guide to reality TV auditions for everyone. Reality TV Auditions: Step 1 Decide What Type of Show Do you have any special talents like singing? Then audition for "The Voice." Many shows feature dancers  like "So You Think You Can Dance" or "America's Got Talent" that welcome all dance styles. Looking to break into the modeling industry? You should try our for "America's Next Top Model" or "Project Runway." Or if you just want to get some exposure, there are shows like "Big [...]

Audition Tips for Actors

Read our acting audition tips to help you nail your next audition! Acting Audition Tips 1: Have Your Headshots and Acting Resume Your headshots needs to be up-to-date with current photos and look professional. Include your personal statistics – height, weight, age range, and any special talent – languages, skills like dancing, singing, or playing any instruments. All of your experience like high school plays, workshops, acting classes, and acting jobs need to be on there in detail. Acting Audition Tips 2: Read the Script Read the entire script. Knowing [...]

Guilds and Unions for Actors and Performers

Here is a list of guilds and unions you might consider joining. They offer a wide variety of benefits and services for members. SAG-AFTRA Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artis SAG-AFTRA is the nation’s largest labor union for working actors. They have pver 160,000 people in film, television, commercials,  music videos and all other media. Member benefits includes housing, health insurance, emergency and social services. You get industry deals and discounts for movies and rentals. SAG-AFTRA also provides a variety of programs to help advance [...]

Child Acting Tips for Parents

Child acting tips for parents to help break into the industry while keeping a good relationship with their child. Get a Work Permit Minors must have a work permit. This ensures that parents are aware of child labor laws. You have to turn in your child’s most recent report card and a letter from the school stating that your child meets academic standards. Set Up a Talent Profile Set up your child's talent profile online. It should include headshots, experience, personal statistics – height, weight, age , and any special [...]

How to Start Child Acting

A guide for parents on how and what to prepare for your child to start acting. Start Child Acting: Step 1 Start Child Acting Training with professionals is the first step to get your child to start acting. Take them to a group class or hire a private coach to work with your child. This shows you if your child has potential. Can your child follow instructions? Can he or she memorize their lines? This will also help you decide if this is something you really want to pursue. [...]

How to Join SAG-AFTRA

Here are the steps on joining SAG-AFTRA. The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artist is the nation's largest labor union for working actors. They have pver 160,000 people in film, television, commercials,  music videos and all other media. Joining SAG-AFTRA: Step 1 Meet the Requirements You can join SAG-AFTRA if you have worked in a covered production. You are eligible to join if you've had a speaking role. Even working as a movie extra counts towards your eligibility. Membership in another actors’ union also [...]

Types of Acting Auditions

Use the list below to learn the most common types of acting auditions so you can better prepare prepare beforehand. Open Auditions Anyone can show up for these, regardless of experience or union membership. A lot of beginner actors attend these types of acting auditions so be prepared for a long wait.  Not everyone may be allowed to audition. Actors that don't fit the physical description of the role or that they do not get to in time are turned away so it might help for you to show [...]

How to Be a Movie Extra

Interested in movie extra or background actor jobs? Then use our guide below. Being a Movie Extra: Step 1 Understand What a Movie Extra Is In the entertainment industry, movie extras are more often called background actors. They fill up a scene whether on the street, a crowd in a market or sports game, or as other diners in a restaurant, and surround the actors to make the scenes feel more authentic. Be prepared to say “Excuse me” or “Thank you,” but these are usually non-speaking roles. Movie extra [...]

What Type of Acting Classes Should You Take

Our guide to different types of classes to help you hone your craft whether you just started acting or you are a more experience actor. General Acting Classes If you just started acting, general acting classes introduces you to different sides of the industry. Do you want to pursue theater or film? These classes help develop skills that you can use for all acting jobs and help you decide your interests. Audition Technique Auditioning is different from acting. Audition classes teaches you how to breakdown your character and “script [...]

How to Choose a Monologue for an Audition

Every actor should have a well-rehearsed monologue and should be ready to perform it when meeting with an acting agency or a casting director. Here are  acting tips for choosing a monologue for an audition. Choosing a Monologue: Step 1 Find out what type of production you are auditioning for. Is it a play or a movie? Is it a drama or a comedy? You need to choose a monologue that will be similar to what you are auditioning for. Pick a monologue that fits your look, age, and [...]

How to Prepare for an Acting Audition

Our acting tips will guide you through the audition process. Preparing for an Acting Audition: Step 1 Research the Production Try to find out as many details about the production as you can. Research the director and his past works. You can also search online for any similar shows or productions so you have an idea of what the audition will be like. Research the Role If you know what role you are auditioning for, research similar parts and imitate them. Practice the role. This will make getting into [...]

Getting an Acting Agent to Represent You

This guide will tell you what you need to find and get an acting agent to represent you. Getting an Acting Agent: Step 1 You Need to Take Acting Classes Acting classed will help you gain the necessary skills of performing in front of crowds, memorizing lines, and acting out various scenes. You need to choose qualified teachers because they will be your reference in the future. They can introduce you to agents and other people in the industry. You Need to Have Experience Because acting agents are paid commissions [...]

How to Find Auditions for Acting

Our audition guide will help you learn how and where to find auditions for acting. Find Auditions: Step 1 Find Auditions for Local Theater and Productions You can find theater auditions and in local theater listing. Local productions such as videos and commercials will be advertised in the newspaper. If you just started acting, take every opportunity to audition because every experience will help. If you are close to a major city, make sure to check out their newspaper ads because there will be even more opportunity. Find Auditions: [...]

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