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New Educational Blog [15 Mar 2011|05:09pm]

Hey everybody! I'm new here. I'm posting to let you know about a blog I've created to help students of drama & theatre studies. On it I talk about plays and practitioners, explain words and phrases, give essay tips and comment on recent drama-related news and topics. The difference is that I welcome requests for topics to write about. Essentially, I want readers to tell me what they need help with, and I'll try my hardest to write about it in a way that answers their questions. My main aim is to help in any way I can!

This is a fairly new blog and I'm just trying to find people who may be interested in it. If you are, please 'follow' me, bookmark it or leave a comment. If you have your own blog, send me the link! :)

I hope it's alright to post the link here (click on the photo to take you to the blog). If not, please delete this post!

New Blog

Thanks, I hope you find this useful. :)
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[21 Mar 2008|02:37pm]


Hey guys! I need your advice. I wrote a scene for my drama1 class and I need some help with acting (I play the girl).
Here's the script:

I need some adice - Frank is triumohant, and Daisy doen't notice it (of course - she wanted to believe, and she believed him). But the audience MUST notice that he is lying to her. Any suggestions???


Headshots with Valeri; [14 Jun 2007|01:28pm]

I realized I haven't been posting up all these headshot jobs I've been doing recently in LA, so hopefully in the next few days I can play catch up. This is Valeri's, and she's one of my more favorite clients-
Shoot Location: Venice, CA

Ian Grant Photography - Actors Headshots in Los Angeles, CA

Ian Grant Photography - Acting Headshots in Los Angeles, CA

hello [27 Sep 2006|11:12am]

Anyone here from Boston and know the boston acting scene? I just moved here a few months ago.

[18 Jun 2006|08:21pm]


Hi everyone!! I'm new here and I will do the whole introduction thing later...

I just thought I'd ask if anyone knew of a film monologue 3-4mins appropriate for a 20-25 yr old female??? I'm stumped! I don't need it for about a month, but it's good to be prepared....

Thanks in advance for your help guys!! Muchly appreciated...

Elisa xoxo


[18 May 2006|03:33pm]

hey guys. ive come to you for help!
i needed a 45 second- 2 minute monologue and i found the monologue i was looking for.

this is it.

Brighton Beach Memoirs
“Oh, God, he was so handsome. Always dressed so dapper, his shoes always shined. I always thought he should have been a movie star…like Gary Cooper… only very short. Mostly, I remember his pockets.
When I was six or seven, he always brought me home a little surprise. Like a Hershey or a top. He’d tell me to go get it in his coat pocket. So I’d run to the closet and put my hand in and it felt as big as a tent. I wanted to crawl in there and go to sleep. And there were all these terrific things in there, like Juicy Fruit gum or Spearmint Life Savers and bits of cellophane and crumbled pieces of tobacco and movie stubs and nickels and pennies and rubber bands and paper clips and gray suede gloves that he wore in the wintertime.
Then I found his coat in Mom’s closet and I put my hand in his pocket. And everything was gone. It was emptied and dry-cleaned and it felt cold…And that’s when I knew he was really dead.”

and i'm ABSOLUTLEY IN LOVE WITH IT! it's such an amazing monologue. it's for my drama class final.. and it's 3/4 of my grade.. this is the fiest monologue ive EVER performed.. and it's so important to do well. any ideas or suggestions on what to do, how to do it, or just any advice in general? like i said, im VERY new to this.. so please help! thanks!

[31 Jan 2006|06:01pm]

Hey everyone! So, I was assigned a drama project & for the first time in drama class, I am actually really excited! This is going to be our first real acting perfomance, where we use props and costumes. It's a duet project and I was paired up with a boy named Jimmy. We were told we can choose a scene from absolutley anything possible, but it can't be a musical scene. It COULD be from a musical, but without music and can only have two people in the scene. Since, I'm working with a boy, it has to be male/female scene only. The hardest part is we have to find the entire script and hand it in, even if we're doing one scene. The scene needs to be 2-5 minutes. Any ideas on shows, movies, scenes?! Thanks!

Los Angeles Shakespeare Co. OPEN AUDITIONS [22 Jan 2006|03:11am]

Hey guys...

So the Los Angeles Shakespeare Company has been on a hiatus due to its construction of its own personal outdoor ampitheatre.

The stage is up and soon to be running, and will soon present its first production "Much Ado About Nothing."

This is an amazing opportunity, as today is an OPEN CALL (Sunday, January 22nd). For anyone and everyone. Show up between 10am and 4pm and you can audition, no appointment necessary.

http://www.shakespeare-usa.com for more info (click for Much Ado info on the left.)

1909 Topanga Canyon.

Ridiculously amazing opportunity, non-equity = okay.

All Quiet on the Western Front [12 Nov 2005|06:13pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Is it just me or is this community awfully quiet? Is it still active? I'm guessing not.. Where to go then?


Streaming Indie Films, underground Spike Jonze, submissions wanted [30 May 2004|04:15pm]


[17 May 2004|07:37am]

May 19th is national gas boycott day. With gas prices on the rise, something must be done to send a message to the gas companies. If no one in America buys gas on the 19th the gas companies will lose an estimated $45 MILLION dollars! If you're not happy with paying over $2.00/gallon please do not buy gas on May 19th. Please re-post this so that it will be able to reach as many people across the country as possible.

Hello! [04 Feb 2004|10:57pm]
Hi all!
A question for you! What is your favourite Stanislavski book? You know, the book that you think has helped you the most.
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Alrighty folks... time for more postings about yourself! [12 Dec 2003|01:21am]

Alrighty folks... time for more postings about yourself!

snatched from wicked_wish & skyes

a different kind of Meme.

I would love it if each and every one of you would take a moment to tell me something about you in the comments section. Tell me a story, a whisper, but something to let me see you..... and all relating to theatre.
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[02 Dec 2003|08:28pm]

[ mood | awake ]

Hey, I'm new and wanted to introduce myself. Jason, I'm eager to hear how things are working out for you because I'm moving to LA in 6 months for grad school... well I hope. Anyway, HI everyone. I look forward to hearing and talking to you. Um...I'm new to LJ as well so if anyone has any advice I'd love to hear it!

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Hi [04 Nov 2003|01:27am]

My name is Jason and I just joined Live Journal and this group. I've worked in the fashion industry as well as the entertainment industry, most notably for one of the talent agencies in Beverly Hills [CAA, William Morris, UTA, ICM, or Endeavor. I worked at one of those agencies]. I currently quit everything and focusing on screenwriting and filmmaking for a two year period of time. I am also a photographer, mostly proficient in b&w portraitures. If anyone needs some information or advice feel free to add me, email, or just post a question here and I'll try to answer for you. Be forewarn, if you're unable to take the advice or criticism please don't ask. I'm simply gonna tell you what to expect from my experience, I can be wrong. But please understand what I say is just to help you prepare for what you will face and hopefully overcome.

Oh and I am also classically trained as an actor as well.

Today's the day, when dreaming ends.......... [14 Jul 2003|02:23am]

Today I had my last audition............ever.
It was at the Blackhorse (little theatre) at 1pm. I even got dressed up for the audition. It's called "The Early Girl" and its set in a brothel in Cali.
So I looked like a "Working Girl" but from the 80's... Total FUN!!
Harry worked all of us very hard...I thought it was the auddy for the young girls but nah... Harry and Cheryl (his Wife and Producer) had to balance this auddy from the next one in a month. SO..I have to wait a month to hear if I got it or not. Does it matter......yeah... deep down it strips at my core being. And my mother just laughs....I hope to forget my most deepsts dreams at 52 y/o too hopefully before.
I bought a bottle of champagne yesterday to celebrate alone. - I never got out to the patio like I said in my own lj...I finished the bottle. Might go finish the redwine open down stairs. Obviously I'm in tottenham... otherwise I'd curl up in the fetal position with Ezra proctecting me...loving me like in his nature he knows best how to do..... surrounding me like the dear angel he is.... His child-like wonder I hope never ends...I'm want, I'm holding on too hard to it... almost jealous of it. But I do loveove you baby! I need you most tonight.

I don't like country music, but somehow I can't help but sing SO loud Broken Wing by Martina McBride.....

FUCK! I don't even know if I got a part or not - this just feels worse than leaving theatre school b/c of my ex psycho, to protect my life....
Yeah. Its a pretty low evening. I don't think I'll forget it.
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How Much Can You Really Earn as a Working Actor? [14 May 2003|02:09am]

Last week I received a mysterious video in the mail along with a note asking that I review it for potential inclusion at my store. I was skeptical because I've never seen a good acting video.

However, after a few minutes, I was hooked. One of the first segments answered a question I had been thinking about lately: What are actors REALLY making these days? We all know that the stars earn millions, but what about the thousands of ordinary working actors?

As I watched, the hosts of Acting 101 interviewed a range of ordinary working actors (some union, some not), and they each revealed how much they were earning at their current jobs. Here’s a summary:

Film Extra: $50 – 150/day
Stand-in: $100 - $250/day
Theme park: $150/day
Convention work: $150 – $250/day ($225 - $300 if you demonstrate products)
Voice over: $125 for first hour, $75 each additional hour (more for national or regional commercials).
Stunts: $300/day for non-union; $596 for union.
Product narration: $400/day.
Off Broadway Theater (very tough to get): $450 - $550/week.

I wish you each the best of luck in your acting career.

-Chad Gracia
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[28 Apr 2003|12:41pm]

[ mood | confused ]

I need 2 roles for my last acting school exam. I'm a better commedian than anything else, but I don't mind playing something tragic either, if it's good. Actually I was going to play Mariedl( "The presidents" by Werner Schwab), but my teacher said, that's too disgusting.( It's a woman who finds the greatest satisfaction in unblocking toilets with her bare hands, in one scene for example she finds a can of goulash in a toilet and eats it.) So now I'm pretty confused, I don't know what to play, if it can't be disgusting or political incorrect or whatever, but still interesting. It doesn't have to be anything classical. Any suggestions?

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[27 Mar 2003|01:26pm]

passed my theater history and speaking technique exams yayyy! one more in role playing on april 15th *shivers*
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[23 Mar 2003|09:17am]

[ mood | ecstatic ]

I had my audition at East 15 yesterday and got offered a place on the foundation course! :)


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