Jan 4 2012
How to become an actor? How to become famous? If you’re asking these questions, then you should be ready for the answers. If you want to become a theater actor, you have to be 100% dedicated to your dream. It takes hard work, and tons of knowledge of theatrical acting. Preparation is the most important step and you need to practice day and night. To understand the character, you must become the character, change your mindset, and step into their shoes.
Get a professional resume and portfolio with head-shots. Be aware of talent shows, acting auditions, and theatre contests. Talent shows are a great way to break out of your shell and face the crowd. Acting auditions can help you in the business by making connections and performing in front of casting directors. And some theatre contests will show you how to become an actor. You have to be flawless in your performance.
There are three main differences between film acting and theater acting:
- A film actor gets numerous amounts of takes to make a scene perfect, a theater actor gets one chance to showcase their talent. S/he cannot stop or re-do the performance.
- Emotions can get the best of you! In film, you can use facial gestures to express your feelings. On stage, you must use your voice and body language to portray your character’s feelings.
- Energy levels need to be maintained on stage. In film, you can be more calm and relaxed.
Being charming, crafty, elegant, graceful, and spirited is a huge part of being a theatre actor. Educate yourself, go to every production you can, study the sets, the story, the actors, and the screen play. Take in all the knowledge, this will make you a better actor, and give you an edge over other actors. To improve your skills enroll yourself in vocal, music, public speaking, dance, and acting classes. Everybody has stage freight one point in their career, you will have to be fearless in this aspect.
My recommendation would be for you to hire an acting coach, and get professional training. If you think you’re ready for the next step, hire a casting agent who will do everything in their power to show you how to become famous. Showcasing your talent shows you off to the world.