Screen Actors with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

For years, film & TV show characters with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) were almost always played by a neurotypical actor. Meanwhile, a number of actors and actresses with (often undiagnosed) autism pursued the craft they loved playing neurotypical characters, and only later received an autism diagnosis after facing challenges in their off screen lives. Now…

Types of Stage Space in Drama

Wondering about the types of stage space and what they are good for? Perhaps you’re unclear why all stages aren’t the same – or maybe thought every professional stage is like the traditional one found in Victorian era theatres. Several types of stage space in drama settings are commonly in use today, even across the…

Acting Classes in Liverpool

Acting classes in Liverpool are a great way to access actor training without leaving home. Getting into an accredited drama school is difficult and the courses cost a lot in fees, maintenance and lost earnings. It’s possible to get into acting without drama school, but you do have to develop your performing skills and learn…

Acting Techniques to Build a Believable Character

Acting techniques help trained actors portray their roles with depth and expertise. Actors’ training teach the art of bringing believable and realistic characters to appreciative audiences with these systems and methods. Good actors must learn and finesse a wide range of skills. These include memorisation, voice projection, movement, characterisation, and crying on demand. Also audition…

What to Wear for Headshots

Choosing what to wear for headshots takes a great deal of time and planning and every successful actor prepares their headshot clothing carefully. You can’t take your whole wardrobe with you, yet you’ve got to plan for every suitable casting breakdown for the next year or so. With black and white acting headshot photos long…

What is the Stanislavski Method?

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The Stanislavski Method is a system of acting technique for training actors that was developed by the Russian theatre practitioner Konstantin Stanislavski. The method involves an actor’s four levels of skills – physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual – and focuses on a type of imaginary behaviour in which an actor gives a convincing portrayal of…

Tongue Twisters for Voice Actors

Remember the childhood fun of struggling through ‘red lorry, yellow lorry’ and other tongue twisters? Well, tongue twisters for voice actors are just as fun, but more importantly they improve articulation by coordinating your facial muscles, lips, and your breath. The key to doing tongue twisters properly is to start slowly. Gradually speed them up,…