Backstage News

  • Our New Home !!!!!!
  • We have a new home!!!
    I’ll follow up with more details, but I wanted to get the word out as soon as possible. After a harrowing three months of losing our space availability at RAT Theatre, I am thrilled to announce we have a new space beginning Oct 4th within Reno Central Jazzercise. What a better place to have Actors work-out their craft? Mark your calendars to join us for our opening !
  • Getting in the Room, the Headshot
    For an actor, it is all about the chance to show what we can do to enough people that we get cast. But how do we increase our chances of not just getting into the room, but getting into the right room? It really isn’t a secret, but if it isn’t a secret why is it so hard to get it right? Well, it’s because you’re most likely looking at the challenge through the eyes of the actor and not the eyes of the folks who decide if you get in the room, In this first seminar in the business […]
  • Headshots – such an emotionally charged word, especially for actors.
    Anyone else see an epic fail here looking for a place to happen? The main problem is that while we emotionally want a headshot that does all that, it is not only impossible, it is unreasonable. But that’s okay, because that is not what the thing is supposed to be in the first place.
  • The Monologue Matrix
    Do you know the solutions to all these questions? If not, join me for a three week “Mini session” beginning tomorrow. I like to call it “The Monologue Matrix” Sign-up through the website: “The Monologue”, isn’t that a little too old school? • Yeah, but not everything “old” should be discarded • Classically the monologue wasn’t just for season auditions – but what you would use in a “general” with a casting director • It is your chance as an actor to let me know what (Role. Character, story) you would really like to be cast in • AND you are fully prepared to do it, so regardless of what I am currently looking for you can own the room. Why should I choose a monologue? • Good question, you begin from what is it you want the monologue to do for you? • Are you not getting auditions and want to let me know your skill set? • Are you getting called in for auditions for roles you don’t want to play? • Do your nerves get the better of you when you audition? How do I choose a monologue? What if I am overwhelmed on how to do this? • Easy answer – the Monologue Matrix is where you get the skills for this