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‘Thank you but that’s all we need to see’ – when the rejection stings.

A couple of weeks ago I woke up bright and early on a fine Tuesday morning excited and ready for a musical theatre audition I’d been preparing so diligently for. There was a touch (okay, maybe a lot) of nervous energy flitting about my system as well as some confidence,...

Bridie Connell: a chat about acting, training and defeating failure

Meet Bridie Connell, a New Zealand born actress residing and working here in Sydney. Bridie is a multi-disciplinary performer with experience and training in acting, musical theatre, comedy and voice artistry. Not only that, but Bridie is also an award-winning writer and creator of her own work. Bridie is a...

The realities of balancing work, life, study and ‘being a performer’

Ahhh, the age-old struggle of balancing work, life and study. Or sometimes even just work and life. People will tell you to make sure you plan and schedule your time. They’ll tell you to stay on top of tasks and not procrastinate (ha, like it’s that easy). They’ll say things...

#DayoftheGirl: what it is it and why is it so important?

It can be quite a challenge keeping up with all the new social media hashtag trends. With the constant hashtagging of things like #internationalcoffeeday or #internationalpugday, meanings and messages can get lost. However, I want to draw attention to something trending at the moment that is actually quite important and...

Should performers be working for free? The realities of unpaid work

As performers, we tend to accept the notion that we are our own business and we are expensive businesses to upkeep. We spend money on keeping our skills sharp and keeping our portfolios shmick. We spend money on our show reels, agency fees, union fees, specific clothing or shoes for shows...

Staying confident VS Being delusional

People will often tell you that confidence is the key to success and I tend to agree with them. I agree because I’ve seen first hand how confidence can really boost a person’s  mindset and in turn their career. I’ve recently had my own experiences with confidence, self-doubt and not...

Don’t tell me not to be a perfectionist

    I’m a perfectionist, I like to get things right, is there anything so wrong with that? I mean, besides the question of what perfect actually is and what “getting things right” really means I don’t see the issue. Except the obsessing over every little detail and having a...

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