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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,...

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...

My many online personas

Having a strong online presence isn’t exactly a new idea to me. With my background in the performing arts, particularly as an actor, being active online is now imperative in maintaining any semblance of visibility in the industry. Actors and performers alike are being asked to grow their online following,...

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