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Virtual Masterclass: The Business of Acting

April 16 – April 23, 2020


Signature’s Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner and Casting Director Kelly Crandall d’Amboise will lead a virtual class about the business of being a professional actor. Covering everything from headshots to auditioning, marketing yourself, becoming an Actors’ Equity member, and rehearsal and performance etiquette, this one-hour class is meant for those just beginning to enter the professional world.

Registration is limited, so sign up today!

The class will cover the following:

Training: What type of training is vital? From acting and dance class to vocal coaching, find the classes that work for you.

Auditioning: How to create a resume and headshots; securing auditions; audition etiquette; tips for open calls and EPAs; audition preparation; when and how to contact casting directors.

Self-Tapes: How to create a great self-tape, with info about graphics, backgrounds, readers, accompanists, etc.

Actor’s Unions: How unions work; when to sign up for the EMC program; when to join.

Branding: How to best use social media for actors, including Do’s and Don’ts.

Rehearsal and Performance Etiquette: Work ethic; commitment and working with conflicts; communication and being a team player in the room.

Masterclass will take place over Zoom.