The Professional Actor's Handbook: From Casting Call to Curtain Call (Hardcover)

The Professional Actor's Handbook: From Casting Call to Curtain Call By Julio Agustin, Kathleen Potts (With) Cover Image

The Professional Actor's Handbook: From Casting Call to Curtain Call (Hardcover)

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While there are many books that attempt to teach people how to act, there are few that show aspiring actors what it takes to succeed as a working professional.

The Professional Actor's Handbook: From Casting Call to Curtain Call provides struggling artists--stage and screen actors, dancers, singers--with strategies that will help them successfully negotiate every stage of their careers. This second edition provides vital updates to reflect the current industry:

  • Post-pandemic shifts in the industry
  • Inclusive language
  • Additional resources specific to various affinity groups
  • Video auditions and self-tapes, including strategies for online auditions

Julio Agustin and Kathleen Potts address a myriad of topics such as resumes, headshots, rep books, audition nerves, and marketing plans. Other strategies address how to network, how to finance your early career, and even how to organize a home studio.

Featuring sample resumes, insights from industry experts, and a new chapter by audition coach Casey Miko on how to "Generate an Extraordinary Video Submission," this book offers invaluable industry guidance. Along with audition manuals and repertoire binders, The Professional Actor's Handbook is a vital reference that belongs on every actor's bookshelf, from recent college graduates to seasoned professionals.

Julio Agustin is an assistant professor of theatre and dance at James Madison University. He has performed in six Broadway shows--including Chicago and Fosse--and runs a monthly audition studio in New York City, The Transition Workshop. Kathleen Potts is an academic, dramaturge, and award-winning playwright on faculty at The City College of New York, CUNY.
Product Details ISBN: 9781538188866
ISBN-10: 1538188864
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 228
Language: English