What is the Stanislavski Method?

stanislavski

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 … Read more

How to Balance Acting and a Job

The majority of actors don’t get enough paid acting work to keep a roof over their head, but then struggle to work out how to balance acting and a job which pays the bills.  It’s a struggle which has got harder, because casting directors now set casting calls for anytime during the week, including weekends … Read more

Setting up the best ring light for self tapes

best ring light position for self tapes

Setting up the best ring light position improves the quality of any self tape, brightening your eyes, hair and skin tones, and helping even the tiniest of facial expressions bring the character to life. It’s also great for filming your first showreel with a well executed monologue. But it requires a few experiments in positioning … Read more

Tongue Twisters for Voice Actors

tongue twister

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, … Read more

Ad Lib: Definition & Examples of Ad Libbing

What's an ad lib? Ad lib in acting

You’re trying to get into acting without drama school and someone mentions ad libbed scenes. ‘What’s an ad lib?’ you ask yourself, trying not to let your panic show. Fear not, it just means saying words which haven’t been scripted. But read on for examples, learn why ad lib in acting is useful, and discover … Read more

Drama School & Actor Training To Start An Acting Career

drama school & actor training start an acting career

It’s possible for young and mature adults to become an actor without drama school. And there are plenty of working child actors and teenage actors who don’t attend full time stage schools. But while actor qualifications aren’t essential to access talent agents and casting directors, acting training is an investment in your career which you … Read more

How To Get Into Acting Without Drama School

how to get into acting without drama school

Getting into acting without training from an accredited drama school is no easy matter, but it can be done. If you’re wondering how to get into acting without drama school, there are plenty of things you can do to launch your career as a professional actor. But take note – you’ll have to discover your … Read more

Acting Agencies In London

Acting Agencies in London in the UK

There are so many talent and acting agencies in London that we created dozens of pages about them.  On this page we’ve listed the acting agencies in London. Use it to click through to the alphabetical pages, where you’ll find a key point summary of each listed agency. Always research and prepare Before making an … Read more

The Mono Box & The Monologue Library

Mono Box Monologue Library

Since 2013 The Mono Box has been supporting actors and theatre creatives from venues in London, ultimately becoming an Associate Company of Hampstead Theatre. Then in 2019 they launched The Speech Share podcast, allowing everyone access to the imparted knowledge and experience of some of the UK’s most renowned actors. The Mono Box rose to … Read more

Showreel For Actors

actors showreel hints and tips

An actor’s showreel is the first time a casting director sees a performer in action. It must make an immediate impact and be relevant to the brief if you want to get an invitation to the casting room. What is a showreel? A showreel for actors is a short video of different scenes showing the … Read more