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“My thought process has always been, I’m excited to show you what my version of this story would look like. You’re going to be able to get a little condensed show. That took the pressure off getting the job” —Tituss Burgess

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Acting is a matter of giving away secrets. Ellen Barkin

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“I made some mistakes in drama. I thought the drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.” Frank Capra, Academy award winning director

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“To grasp the full significance of life is the actors’ duty, to interpret it is his problem, and to express it is his dedication.”  Marlon Brando

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“My fear was that people would find out what was actually happening in my life. I was so ashamed of everything: the abuse of my stepfather, living in a motel. I was constantly hiding. I thought: If I’m on time and perfect, no one’s going to ask me any questions. Ballet was the first time — I know this sounds crazy, standing on a big stage, under bright lights — but it was the first time I felt safe. No one could touch me; no one could say anything to me. I could express myself. And nothing else mattered.” -Misty Copeland

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“I believed so thoroughly I was going to be a star that whenever I got turned down for something I thought My God when are these people going to wake up.” Academy Award Winner Richard Dreyfuss

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Playing Hamlet in his thirties led to one of the most memorable moments of Ben Kingsley’s career. The day after his performance a young woman approached him and said “I saw Hamlet last night. How did you know about me?”  She had strongly identified with the way he portrayed the character’s torment. “You take that with you for the rest of your career. That story for me is very much why i do what i do.” -from an interview with Academy  Award winner Ben Kingsley.

Acting Tips

“The most exciting acting tends to happen in roles you never thought you could play.”
― John Lithgow

THE ACTORS AUDITION CHECKLIST

Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there.- MERYL STREEP

The Actors Audition Checklist

“My fear was that people would find out what was actually happening in my life. I was so ashamed of everything: the abuse of my stepfather, living in a motel. I was constantly hiding. I thought: If I’m on time and perfect, no one’s going to ask me any questions. Ballet was the first time — I know this sounds crazy, standing on a big stage, under bright lights — but it was the first time I felt safe. No one could touch me; no one could say anything to me. I could express myself. And nothing else mattered.” -Misty Copeland